Mumbai, October 15
An unidentified man called the State Bank of India’s (SBI) south Mumbai office and allegedly threatened to kidnap and murder the bank’s chairman and also blow up its office if a loan of Rs 10 lakh was not sanctioned to him, a police official said on Saturday.
The call was received at the office of the personal assistant of SBI chairman located in the Corporate Centre in Nariman Point area on Wednesday morning. Based on the complaint lodged the next day, a first information report (FIR) was registered against the unidentified caller, he said.
During the probe, police found that the call had been made from West Bengal and a team of the Mumbai police was on its way to trace and nab the accused, he said.
The complaint lodged by the bank office’s assistant security manager Ajaykumar Srivastav on Thursday said that the caller introduced himself as Mohammed Jia Ul Ali and said the bank should sanction a loan of Rs 10 lakh to him, he said.