A man called the State Bank of India’s south Mumbai office and allegedly threatened to kidnap, kill, and blow up the bank’s headquarters if a loan of Rs10 lakh was not sanctioned to him, says police official. The call was received at the office of the personal assistant of SBI chairman located in the Corporate Centre in Nariman Point area in the morning.
Based on the complaint lodged the next day, a first information report (FIR) was registered against the unidentified caller, he said. During the investigation, police found that the call had been made from West Bengal and a team of the Mumbai police was on its way to trace and nab the accused, he said.
The complaint lodged by the bank office’s assistant security manager Ajaykumar Srivastav, said that the caller introduced himself as Mohammed Jia Ul Ali and said the bank should sanction a loan of Rs 10 lakh to him, he said. The official said that “The caller threatened that the SBI chairman will be kidnapped and murdered and the bank’s corporate office will be blown up with a bomb if the loan is not sanctioned”.
After the threat call, Srivasatav approached the Marine Drive police station in south Mumbai and filed a complaint, following which an FIR under the Indian Penal Code Section 506 (2) (criminal intimidation) was registered, he said.