Rahul Bhatt, who investigators have cleared of any wrong doing despite his friendship with David Headley, has said there is a threat to his life from the underworld.
"Rahul visited all senior officers in the city's western region to speed up the process, but the police department is taking extra care while clearing his file," said a police source.
Pakistani-American and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative David Headley developed a close friendship with Rahul, during his stay in Mumbai before the 26/11 attacks, pretending to run an immigration office while collecting information about sites, including one for coastal landing, across the city.
"I have got protection from the Mumbai police for some time now. Apart from my previous association with Headley, being the son of (filmmaker) Mahesh Bhatt, who is considered to be vocal about his views, makes me a soft target for anyone," Rahul said.