New Delhi -°C
Today in New Delhi, India

Dec 04, 2020-Friday
-°C

Humidity
-

Wind
-

Select Country
Select city
ADVERTISEMENT
Home / Kolkata / Kolkata industrialists receive threat calls from terror outfit

Kolkata industrialists receive threat calls from terror outfit

Three city-based industrialists have allegedly received calls from a terror outfit threatening that they will be abducted if they did not pay up a hefty ransom for meeting legal expenses of don Aftab Ansari, sentenced to death in the American Center case.

kolkata Updated: Mar 01, 2010, 17:40 IST
PTI

Three city-based industrialists have allegedly received calls from a terror outfit threatening that they will be abducted if they did not pay up a hefty ransom for meeting legal expenses of don Aftab Ansari, sentenced to death in the American Center case.

According to police sources, two shoe barons and a hotelier were receiving the calls from Karachi in Pakistan and Dubai in UAE since Friday with huge demands for ransom.

"The callers demanded a huge ransom to meet legal costs of Aftab Ansari and threatened that if it was not fulfilled then they would be abducted," a senior police officer said on the condition of anonymity.

Asked whether the calls were made by Indian Mujahideen, a terrorist outfit headed by Amir Reja Khan, also an accused in the American Centre case who fled from the country, the officer said, "this cannot be said right now. We are trying to trace the calls."

"The issue is very sensitive and cannot be discussed with the media," a senior police officer who did not want to be named told PTI.

The Special Task Force, Kolkata, is investigating the matter.

Aftab Ansari has been sentenced to death in the American Centre attack on January 22, 2002 that left five policemen dead and 12 injured. He has also been awarded a life sentence in the case regarding abduction of shoe baron Partho Roy in 2001.

ht epaper

Sign In to continue reading