Bollywood director cum producer Mahesh Bhatt has again been under threat from underworld. Mumbai Crime Branch has recently nabbed as many as 13 persons for allegedly planning to kill Mahesh Bhatt.
Reports suggest that the police acted on a tip-off and arrested 13 persons and also recovered three pistols, around 15 bullets and five phones from the arrested persons.
It has been reported that out of the 13, eight persons were arrested from near Mahesh Bhatt's residence and they supposedly had a plan to eliminate the director, keeping no chance to escape. Also to be mentioned, one of the arrested person is a second year civil engineering student while, another became friends with the watchman at Mahesh Bhatt's building.
According to sources, the alleged shooters were given around Rs 11 lakhs by some underworld kingpin residing abroad and now the police has pulled up socks to search the middleman and the main mastermind of the plan.
It is to be recalled, similar plan was framed in 1999 to kill director Mahesh Bhatt when police killed three gangsters, followed by another attempt to attack Bhatt in 2003 by the underworld.