Security has been beefed up at Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s residence, Matoshree, in Mumbai’s Bandra on Sunday after anonymous international calls were received yesterday, according to the Mumbai Police.
The unknown caller claimed to be a member of Dawood Ibrahim’s gang and threatened to “blow-up” Matoshree in the next few days.
“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 Ibrahim. The caller had told the receptionist to connect him to the CM as Dawood wants to speak to him directly,” a police official said.
“The phone at CM Thackeray’s residence rang twice around 10:30 pm on Saturday. We’re trying to locate the caller,” the official added.
Security has also been beefed up at Varsha, the official residence of the chief minister, as well. State agencies also have been put on a high alert. Apart from CM Uddhav Thackeray, the security cover of his son and Yuva Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray, and other family members have also been increased.
The Maharashtra government stated the unidentified calls and said, “State Cabinet expresses concern over the threat received to blow off CM Uddhav Thackeray’s house. The cabinet also condemned the incident”.