- A Scorpio SUV with an explosive material have been found near Mukesh Ambani’s house in Mumbai
- In the area, security has been increased and the spot was examined by senior officers of the Mumbai Police
- A letter from the car threatening the Ambanis has also been retrieved by police
On Thursday, an abandoned explosive material vehicle was found near the Mukesh Ambani business tycoon’s house “Antilia” in Mumbai, in a bomb scare just metres away from where India’s richest man lives under high security, Maharashtra Home Minister, Anil Deshmukh, said.
Mr. Deshmukh further added, “A Scorpio van was found at some distance away from Mukesh Ambani’s home in Mumbai with some gelatin. It is being investigated by the Mumbai Crime Branch. The truth will come out soon.”
Maharashtra: Visuals from outside Mukesh Ambani residence, Antilia in Mumbai where a car carrying Gelatin was found parked last night. pic.twitter.com/xeoN8mtoqZ— ANI (@ANI) February 26, 2021
A suspicious vehicle was identified on Carmichael Road on Thursday evening, according to police sources. The police were notified about the suspicious vehicle and a Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) team and other police teams reached the location quickly on time.
According to the sources by the police which said, “They examined the vehicle and found 20 explosive gelatin sticks inside the SUV Scorpio. The explosives are not assembled. There is more investigation going on.” They added that, according to CCTV video, the car was parked in the area about 1 am last night.
Police sources also said that inside the car, a letter had been found. Interestingly, they said, the registration number of the vehicle matched one of Mr. Ambani’s security details. The Police while investigating further, found the number plate was fake and, in the vehicle, several other number plates were discovered. A blue bag with ‘Mumbai Indians’ written on it was also found by police. A letter from the vehicle has also been recovered which says, “Geeta Babhi and Bhaiya Mukesh, be alert, this is just a trailer, we have made all the plans to blow up the whole family. Good Night.”
In the area, security has been strengthened, the SUV was seized and the spot at which the vehicle was found was examined by senior officers of the Mumbai Police.
Mr. Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries, lives in a luxurious, 400,000 sq ft, 27-storey building called Antilia in the posh Cumballa Hill area of south Mumbai. In 2012, his family moved into the building.
The building is designed by Chicago-based company Perkins and Will, it is reported to have three helipads, a 168-car garage, a ballroom, nine high-speed elevators, a 50-seat theatre, terrace gardens, swimming pool, spa, fitness centre, temple, and a snow room.