Mukesh Ambani security scare

A terror angle has not been ruled out by the crime branch, which is probing the case of the vehicle with explosives found near industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s residence in south Mumbai. Two days after an SUV carrying explosive material was found abandoned outside industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s home in Mumbai, the police investigation has revealed that at least two vehicles were involved in the execution of this threat.

On Thursday, Mumbai Police recovered 20 gelatin sticks from a Scorpio car found parked outside Mukesh Ambani’s home Antilia. The police also found several number plates inside the vehicle, some of them matching the number plates of vehicles used by the Ambani family’s security team. The Scorpio recovered from outside Antilia was stolen from Mumbai’s Vikhroli around a week ago. A threatening letter addressed to Mukesh Ambani and his wife Nita Ambani was also recovered from the Scorpio. The letter said that the unassembled gelatin sticks and the SUV outside Antilia were just a “trailer”. The letter is printed and the language used is Hindi with a mix of English, with several visible spelling mistakes.

According to the police, two cars – an Innova (white colour) and a Scorpio (green colour) — were used to execute this threat. Both cars drove up to Mukesh Ambani’s residence Antilia from Thane or a neighbouring area. Police suspect it could also be a case of well-planned mischief as they have not found a terror angle yet. The Anti-Terrorism Squad is also probing the case.