‘11 Bombs At Different Locations In Mumbai Will Explode If...’: RBI Receives Threat; Read Full Email

‘11 Bombs At Different Locations In Mumbai Will Explode If...’: RBI Receives Threat; Read Full Email

The Mumbai Police have registered a case in connection with the threatening email and subsequent bomb threats.

Vishal SinghUpdated: Tuesday, December 26, 2023, 08:17 PM IST
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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) received a threatening email on Tuesday, indicating potential bomb threats targeting the RBI office, HDFC Bank, and ICICI Bank. The email, demanding the resignation of RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das and Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, triggered an investigation by the Mata Ramabai Ambedkar (MRA) Marg Police Station, with the crime branch and Mumbai Police collaborating. The origin of the email is reportedly in Gujarat.

Read the email here:

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Explosive allegations

According to Mumbai Police, the email alleges the placement of 11 bombs at various locations in Mumbai, accusing RBI in conjunction with private sector banks of orchestrating a major scam. Individuals implicated include RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, top finance officials, and some Indian ministers, with the sender claiming to possess substantial evidence.

Email demands resignations of RBI Governor, Finance Minister

The threatening email, sent from 'Khilafat.india@gmail.com,' demands the immediate resignation of both the RBI Governor and the Finance Minister, along with a press statement disclosing details of the alleged scam. The government is urged to administer appropriate punishment to those involved.

The sender threatens that if their demands are not met by 1:30 pm on Tuesday, 11 bombs placed at specified locations, including RBI's new central office building in Fort, HDFC House in Churchgate, and ICICI Bank Towers in BKC, will detonate sequentially.

Despite a thorough search conducted by the police and bomb squad at the mentioned locations, no suspicious items were found. An FIR against an unidentified person has been registered at MRA Marg police station.

Mumbai Police notes an increase in threat phone calls this year, resulting in over 30 arrests. Many callers are identified as mentally ill, while some calls, often made by minors, are motivated by personal enmity. Police officers emphasised the importance of verifying the mental health of callers upon apprehension and investigating false information provided to the control room.

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