RBI, two private sector banks get threat mails

RBI, two private sector banks get threat mails

Mumbai Authorities were Investigating about Bomb Threats which was against Financial Institutions. The two private sector and Reserve Bank of India got this threat mails and Mumbai police is investigating about the sender of the mail.

Reserve Bank of India (RBI), headquartered in Mumbai, along with private sector banks HDFC and ICICI, received threat mails on Tuesday. The sender accused these financial institutions of orchestrating the ‘biggest scam in the history of India’ and claimed to have planted bombs at 11 locations across Mumbai, as reported by Mint, citing information from the Mumbai Police.

The threatening emails demanded the immediate resignation of Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, alleging their involvement in the alleged scam. The sender insisted on a full disclosure of the purported scam through a press statement and urged the government to administer appropriate punishment to those implicated.

The locations mentioned in the threat included the RBI-New Central Building in Fort, HDFC House in Churchgate, and ICICI Bank Towers in the Bandra-Kurla Complex. The threat mails ominously warned of explosive devices set to detonate at 1:30 pm.

Upon receiving the threat, Mumbai Police swiftly deployed personnel to investigate each of the 11 locations. However, their thorough examination revealed no evidence of any explosives.

Authorities are treating the situation seriously and have initiated an investigation into the origin of the threatening emails. Security measures have been heightened across the targeted institutions as a precautionary step. The Mumbai Police are working in coordination with relevant agencies to trace the sender and ascertain the credibility of the threats.

The incident has prompted concerns about the security of financial institutions in Mumbai, a crucial hub for banking and economic activities in India. As the investigation unfolds, updates are anticipated, and authorities are urging the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities.

Sumann Senguptaa

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