Threat to Ambani: Accused in police custody

MUMBAI, Aug 16: A court on Tuesday remanded into police custody till August 29 a 56-year-old small-time jeweller accused of calling up the landline number of Reliance Hospital in Mumbai and threatening to kill industrialist Mukesh Ambani and his family.
Bishnu Vidu Bhoumik was arrested from Dahisar within one-and-a-half hours after he made nine abusive and threatening calls within 75 minutes. He runs a jewellery shop in south Mumbai, a police official said. Bhoumik is a repeat offender who had made similar calls in the past, the official said, without elaborating.
He said the police were questioning him to know his state of mind and the motive. A case has been registered at the DB Marg Police Station for criminal intimidation. According to the police, the calls were received at the hospital between 10:45 am and 12 noon. The staff informed the police. (UNI)