Bollywood villain Ajit's son Shehzad Khan gets threatening calls

Bollywood’s iconic villain Ajit’ son Shehzad Khan and his daughter-in-law Shabnam gets threatening calls from a carpenter, who mended a sofa in their house.

The carpenter allegedly made nearly 100 threatening calls a day to Ajit’s son, Shehzad Khan, 48, and his wife, Shabnam, beginning August 10. In ten days, Ajit received around 1000 calls and finally the carpenter was arrested on August 20.

In early August, Shabnam hired Imtiaz Ansari (35) to repair a sofa in their living room in their building of Bandra’s Mount Mary’s area. According to Shehzad’s complaint with the Bandra police, no amount had been decided in advance.

After working for a week, Ansari asked them for Rs 2,500, which was paid to him. Over the course of the next two days, he asked for 1,000 more claiming that he needed to buy material for the repair. By August 10, he had taken Rs 7,500 in all from the couple. Sensing that they were being cheated, the Khans asked Ansari to discontinue work on the sofa and that they would get it repaired by someone else.

Outraged Ansari began to make life threatening calls to Shehzad and his wife demanding more money. He gave them an account number and asked them to deposit the money there.

Highly frustrated Shehzad approached the Bandra police station on August 12 and filed a complaint against the carpenter. “The accused would harass Shehzad and his wife and had even threatened them to kill them. Ansari would ask them to put the money in his account and claimed he would take revenge if this was not done,” said an official from the Bandra police.

The officer added, “Ansari called from different PCO’s, making it difficult to track his movements. But all the calls were made from the Kurla Kamani area. Even we tried to convince him on the phone to stop harassing the family, but he dared us to arrest him.”

Ansari was booked under Sections 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 (2) (Criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code. He was produced in Bandra court and released on bail.

Deputy Commissioner of police (Zone IZ) Satyanarayan Chaudhary said, “We deployed two teams and arrested the accused. We are taking adequate preventive action to ensure that the family is not harassed further.”