The car found with explosives near industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s home in Mumbai was stolen and contained a handwritten letter to the president of Reliance and Neeta Ambani, city police said. A few license plates were also found in the car, a Scorpio, which was parked near Mukesh Ambani’s imposing house, Antilia, on Carmichael Road in southern Mumbai after midnight on Wednesday.
Twenty gelatin sticks – material used in explosives — were found in the car by the bomb disposal squad, the police said yesterday. The registration number on the vehicle’s number plate was the same as that of an SUV in Ambani’s security detail. A handwritten letter was also found, reportedly addressed to Mukesh Ambani and Neeta Ambani, but no details have been released on record. According to police, an FIR has been registered in connection with the seizure of the vehicle against unidentified persons. Mumbai policemen have been posted outside Antilia since the car was found parked around 1.4 km away from the building, which has a heavy security cover. “Police have deployed 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,” Mumbai Police said on Thursday.
The 27-storey Antilia is one of the world’s largest and most luxurious private homes with three helipads, a 168-car garage, a ballroom, high speed elevators, a theatre, swimming pool, and a snow room. India’s richest family lives in the top six floors.