Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has purportedly received a call threatening to blow his home ‘Matoshree’. The calls were made for the sake of feared ganster Dawood Ibrahim.
The caller had told the receptionist to connect him to the CM as Dawood wants to speak to him directly. Two calls were received and the receptionist disconnected both calls without forwarding it to anyone,” a senior police official said.
“Security has been tightened at Maharashtra CM’s residence as a precautionary measure after two calls were received on the landline at Matoshree wherein the caller said that he was calling on behalf of Dawood,” a police official said.
“The phone at CM Thackeray’s residence rang twice around 10.30pm on Saturday. The caller wanted to speak to the CM. We’re trying to locate the caller,” the official added.
The local police were also informed about the calls later, following which additional security force was deployed outside the bungalow, the official said.
Following the threat call security at the CM’s house has been increased. Apart from CM Uddhav Thackeray, the security cover of his son and Yuva Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray, and other family members has also been increased.