Mumbai Police have recovered a ‘threat’ letter from the SUV that was seized outside Antilia, the home of India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani. The SUV was found abandoned at Carmichael Road in South Mumbai on Thursday evening, near the house of Reliance Industries chairman and had unassembled explosive materials.
According to Mumbai Police, the vehicle was examined by a Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS), and gelatin, a substance often used to make explosives was recovered from it. ANI quoting a Mumbai Police source reported that 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,” said the source.
The vehicle was discovered only at around 2 p.m. on Thursday by some alert persons in the vicinity, nearly 12 hours after it remained unattended, sparking off suspicions and triggering a chain of reactions.
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
Efforts are on to trace the two persons who parked the SUV there, from where they came, what were their motives, or who or what were their intended targets, etc, officials said. Mumbai Police on Friday registered an FIR and launched a massive manhunt to track the two persons who abandoned the SUV there.
The FIR was registered at the Gamdevi Police Station invoking Indian Penal Code Sec. 286, 465, 473, 120(b), 506(2) pertaining to explosives, forgery, criminal conspiracy and criminal intimidation, and Sec. 4 of Explosives Substance Act for attempt to cause explosion, or for making or keeping it with intent to endanger life or property.
The Antilia building and the south Mumbai neighbourhood houses the who’s who of the Indian corporate world, top politicians, official or private residences of various bigwigs, government officials, diplomats, people from the glamour industry and others.
Source: India Times