MUMBAI: The biggest media house in the country, Star India, got a threat call in its south Mumbai office located in Mahalaxmi.
“Yes, we did receive a threat call and hence evacuated the offices as a precautionary measure,” says Star India’s executive vice president marketing & communications Gayatri Yadav.
The media group has two offices in Mumbai, one in Mahalaxmi and the other in Lower Parel. While the threat call was for one of the offices, employees in both the offices were asked to leave early in the evening (at around 4:30 pm.)
“We were asked to leave without any notice. We were told that there was a bomb scare,” informs an employee.
As per media reports, an anti-bomb squad with sniffer dogs had reached the building and a search was conducted for the bomb. Soon after, Twitter too was buzzing with the news about the bomb scare.
The company, which runs 33 channels, is headquartered in Mumbai and has offices in Delhi and Chennai as well.