Mumbai was put on high alert today after an anonymous email threatened to bomb the Reserve Bank of India’s office and other financial institutions if top officials did not step down.
The chilling message demanded the resignation of RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, warning that 11 locations including the central bank, HDFC Bank, and ICICI Bank would be targeted with explosives.
Police immediately searched the threatened premises but found nothing suspicious. The email has been traced to a location in Maharashtra and a case filed with the MRA Marg police station. Authorities are actively investigating the source and credibility of the threat.
While unverified, the incident has rattled nerves in the financial hub of Mumbai. Security has been heightened at sensitive sites as intelligence agencies probe any potential motives. The public is urged to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities.
Officials have refrained from comment about the details of the threats or security measures. However, sources say the government is taking the matter very seriously given the implication of an attack on the nation’s financial system.
For now, businesses are operating as usual in the commercial capital. But the prospect of an attack has put security forces on high alert to prevent any incidents in the city.
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