Mumbai Police Tracks Down Karnataka Man Who Made Call To Threaten Ratan Tata; Caller Has Schizophrenia

Mumbai Police Tracks Down Karnataka Man Who Made Call To Threaten Ratan Tata; Caller Has Schizophrenia

An officer of Mumbai Police said the caller asked the police to enhance Ratan Tata's security, failing which he warned that the industry doyen would meet the same fate as former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry.

ANIUpdated: Saturday, December 16, 2023, 09:57 AM IST
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Mumbai, December 16: Mumbai Police said it tracked down an MBA holder, who allegedly made a call threatening veteran industrialist former Tata Sons chairman Ratan Tata. The police said during the course of the investigation they learned that the anonymous caller has schizophrenia.

The caller asked the police to enhance Ratan Tata's security

An officer of Mumbai Police said the caller asked the police to enhance Ratan Tata's security, failing which he warned that the industry doyen would meet the same fate as former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry.

Mistry died in a car crash

Also a well-known industrialist, Mistry died in a car crash on September 4, 2022. On receipt of the call, Mumbai Police went into full alert mode and a special team was assigned to cater to the personal security of Ratan Tata while the other team was asked to collect information about the caller.

The police said they tracked down the caller through technical support

The police said they tracked down the caller through technical support and with the help of a telecom service provider. The location of the caller was found to be in Karnataka, the police said, adding that he was a resident of Pune.

The caller had been missing for the last five days

As the police reached his Pune residence, they came to know that the caller had been missing for the last five days and his wife had even filed a complaint at the Bhosari police station in the city.

He rang up the control room of the Mumbai Police and threatened Ratan Tata

After questioning the caller's kin, the sleuths learned that he suffers from schizophrenia and he took the phone, with which he made the call, from someone's house without informing them. He rang up the control room of the Mumbai Police and threatened Ratan Tata, the sleuths said.

The police decided against pursuing legal action against him

The officer said since the caller was found to be battling schizophrenia, the police decided against pursuing legal action against him. The sleuths learned that the caller has an MBA in finance and also studied engineering.

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