Shocking as it may sound, citing a threat to her life and that of her baby Ziva, Sakshi Dhoni, wife of Indian cricket player Mahendra Singh Dhoni, has applied for a gun license. Interestingly, Mahendra Singh Dhoni already has an active gun license. Dhoni has been provided licenses for a prohibited 9 mm pistol and another for weapons of non-prohibited bore back.
The license for prohibited bore was given by the Union Home Ministry in 2010 after he had applied for it in 2008 following ransom calls. In the latest application, Sakshi has cited a credible threat to her life when her husband is away on tours. "Yes, an application for a pistol license was submitted to the office of Arms Magistrate by Dhoni's wife and is now pending with the office of Senior SP in Ranchi, after being cleared from local Police Station, DSP, City SP as no complaint was lodged against her anywhere," said a senior official in District Police requesting anonymity.
Sakshi has cited self defence as reasons for seeking arms license, he added. "Once it gets cleared by the SSP, it will be forwarded to the office of Deputy Commissioner which is the only competent authority to issue an arms license," said the official. Recently, a Ranchi based criminal Mohammad Taslim had threatened to blow up Dhoni's residence if he was not given a sum of Rs 50 lakh following which an FIR was lodged against him with the Doranda Police Station. He was later arrested by the Police from Bhubneshwar in Odisha.
Presently, seven police personnel have been deputed at Dhoni’s new residence under Ratu Police Station in Ranchi. According to local police Dhoni's wife has been provided with proper security whenever she informs them about going out of her house. In addition to that, Dhoni's residence is constantly under surveillance through patrolling vans roaming around in the area. The application, seeking a pistol license, stated that there is a possible of threat to her life as most of the time she is alone at home, reported Indian Express. Even while stepping out of the house for personal works, she is alone and hence a license should be given to her without any delay, Sakshi stated in the application.
Interestingly, she has applied for a license when Dhoni already has two arms licenses, besides having Y-Category security in Ranchi, the Indian Express report added.