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Mumbai: SUV with explosives found outside Mukesh Ambani’s house; FIR registered, security deployed

Mukesh Ambani's House
Hindustan Times
  • Home Minister Anil Deshmukh also informed that Mumbai Police Crime Branch is investigating the whole matter
  • The probe is underway, said Mumbai Police

A vehicle with explosives was found abandoned close to Mukesh Ambani’s residence Antilia on Thursday evening.

According to reports, the Mumbai bomb disposal squad towed away a green color Scorpio that was found abandoned close to the chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries’ residence Antilia. The probe is underway.

A suspicious vehicle found on Carmichael Road today under the limits of Gamdevi PS near Ambani’s residence, PRO, Mumbai Police said.

Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) team reached the spot immediately, he said, adding the squad examined the vehicle and found some explosive material Gelatin inside.

It was not an assembled explosive device, he said, adding that further investigation was on.

Following the incident, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh also informed, “A car carrying Gelatin has been found near Mukesh Ambani’s residence in Mumbai today. Mumbai Police Crime Branch is investigating the whole matter.”

Security enhanced outside Mukesh Ambani’s house

The Mumbai Police has deployed its security personnel outside popular businessman Mukesh Ambani’s house following explosive materials were found near his residence.

“Police deploy police personnel across the city and are conducting searches. The vehicle has been seized for investigation. A letter has been found inside the suspicious vehicle,” informed Mumbai Police.

An FIR has also been registered in connection with the seizure of a vehicle, police told news agency PTI on Friday.

Antilia has three rooftop helipads, parking for 168 cars, a 50-seat movie theater, three floors of Babylon-inspired hanging gardens, a yoga studio, and a fitness center.

‘Threat letter’ found in SUV

A ‘threat letter’ was found in the Scorpio van along with explosives near the residence of business tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s residence, a source in Mumbai Police informed news agency ANI today.

As per the report, the handwritten letter in ‘broken English’ was addressed to Mukesh Ambani and his wife Neeta Ambani.

“A letter was also found in the car with the explosives near Antilia. The handwritten letter was in broken English with grammatical mistakes and was addressed to Mukesh and Neeta Ambani. It is basically a threat letter calling the planted explosives a ‘trailer’ and a warning to return with more preparations to assassinate the whole family later,” the source stated.




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