Mumbai, August 27
Bollywood filmmaker Mahesh Manjrekar has complained to Mumbai Police about receiving messages demanding Rs 35 crore from an individual claiming to be a member of Abu Salem’s gang, an official stated on Thursday.
An offence has been registered and transferred to the police’s Anti-Extortion Cell, he stated.
Manjrekar filed a grievance at Dadar police station two days again, alleging that an unidentified individual, claiming to a member of the gang of the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts’ case convict Abu Salem, despatched him messages on the cell phone demanding Rs 35 crore, the official stated.
“As the case is sensitive and extortion bid is involved, the offence has been transferred to the Anti- Extortion Cell for investigation,” he stated.
The nationwide award-winning filmmaker is credited with directing critically acclaimed films like “Vaastav: The Reality”, “Astitva” and “Viruddh”.– PTI