A 23-year-old waiter of a Mumbai restaurant who threatened Madhuri Dixit with dire consequences and also to kill her two sons, was arrested by police and produced before the court.
“The accused was today produced before a court which remanded him in police custody till tomorrow,” said Sunil Ghosalkar, Senior Inspector at Cyber Police Station in suburban Bandra, according to TOI.
Madhuri’s PA has approached the cyber cell alleging she had received four threatening text messages on her mobile phone from an unidentified person at about 3 AM on November 25.
Other media reports quoting an unnamed police official said “The messages were addressed to Madhuri Dixit and the sender threatened to kill her children.” The phone used by the accused was confiscated and the waiter reportedly admitted his act.
The police officer also told media: “In one of the messages, Pradhan claimed he was associated with the gang of underworld don Chhota Rajan. The accused said he had trained a 15-year-old boy in handling weapons and bombs and this teenager would barge into Dixit’s home to extort money.”
The accused, Praveenkumar Pradhan, also told the police that he was expecting a phone call from either Madhuri or her PA about the exact amount he needed.
Police said they are verifying his claims about links with the Chhota Rajan gang. He had also made similar phone calls to film personalities in the past, police said.
Apart from Madhuri Dixit, several Bollywood celebrities like Mahesh Bhatt, Hrithik Roshan’s father Rakesh Roshan, among others were threatened by the underworld gangs for extortion of money.