Ranchi: Indian cricket team captain , Mahendra Singh Dhoni, has received an extortion letter. The letter has made a demand of Rs 50 lakh.
Dhoni's family has also been threatened if the demand is not met.
The letter has even detailed that money is to be kept at a furniture shop on the main road of Ranchi, Dhoni's hometown.
he family handed over the letter to police here Tuesday night. Soon after, Dhoni's security was beefed up.
The letter has been signed by Tasleem, who is yet to be identified. Taslim, who claims to be a close associate of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, stated that the Indian skipper's family will face dire consequences if he does not pay Rs.5 million.
The family handed over the letter to police here Tuesday night. Soon after, Dhoni's security was beefed up.
When Dhoni was last in Ranchi, he was not happy with his constricting security cover and travelled from his home to the airport without any bodyguards.
However, with renewed concern about his security, Dhoni has applied for a prohibited bore (PB) arms licence. He has a non-PB licence already.
According to sources close to his family, Dhoni plans to buy a 9 mm pistol after obtaining the licence. The PB licence is issued only in special circumstances by the central home ministry.