Renowned actor and producer Mahesh Manjrekar registered at Dadar Police station two days ago after receiving threatening message demanding Rs 35 crore. The person to call the veteran actor claimed to be a member belonging to the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case convict Abu Salem. An offense was registered and transferred to the Mumbai Police's Anti-Extortion Cell. The Dadar Police, last night arrested one accused.
In an exclusive statement to PeepingMoon, Mahesh revealed that he received a message demanding Rs.35 crore. He said, soon after the message arrived, he informed the police and now, they have arrested the person. Saying that he is safe and protected, Mahesh added that the message came via normal SMS and not Whatsapp. Assuming that he was jobless due to COVID-19, Mahesh said poverty and financial crisis must have prompted him to message him.
The Crime Branch is currently investigating whether the arrested person has any connection with Abu Salem and what is the reason behind the threat.
(Inputs: Prerana Jangam)