SUV with explosives found near Mukesh Ambani's house
A vehicle with gelatin sticks, an explosive material, and an apparently fake number plate was found parked near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's house in South Mumbai on Thursday evening, police said. The registration number on the vehicle was the same as that of an SUV in Ambani's security detail, a police official said. A letter was also found inside whose contents were not revealed.
Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad, Anti-Terrorism Squad reached the spot
The vehicle, a Scorpio van, was found on Carmichael Road near Antilia, the multi-story residence of Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Industries and India's richest industrialist. As it aroused suspicion, police were alerted and teams of the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad and Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) reached the spot immediately.
Mumbai Crime Branch investigating the matter: Anil Deshmukh
They found there was gelatin inside, but it was not an assembled explosive device, the police official said, adding that several teams have been formed to probe the case. Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh took to Twitter to inform that the Mumbai Crime Branch Police is investigating the matter and the findings will be out soon.
Here is State Home Minister Deshmukh's tweet
Twenty gelatin explosives sticks were found in a Scorpio car in the vicinity of industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s residence in Mumbai. The Mumbai Crime Branch police is investigating the matter and the findings will be out soon.— ANIL DESHMUKH (@AnilDeshmukhNCP) February 25, 2021
Vehicle was towed away to a safe place
As the area is under CCTV surveillance, the vehicle was spotted by some security personnel and the police were alerted. Later, the vehicle was towed away by the police to a safe place.
FIR registered against unidentified persons
An FIR has been registered at the Gamdevi Police Station against unidentified persons, a Mumbai Police spokesperson informed PTI. Police has registered a case under IPC Sections 286 (negligent conduct with respect to explosive substance), 465 (punishment for forgery), 473 (making or possessing counterfeit seal), 506(2) (criminal intimidation, if threat is to cause death or grievous hurt), 120(B) (criminal conspiracy), according to the spokesperson.