Owner of the abandoned car outside Ambani residence found dead
MUMBAI: The owner of the explosives-laden car, which was found abandoned near Mukesh Ambani’s house on February 26, was found dead in a mysterious condition on Friday.
About 20 gelatin sticks were recovered from the vehicle. The recovery of the suspicious green-coloured Scorpio SUV in a high-security zone had sent the security agencies into a tizzy.
The police had later identified the owner of the SUV as one Mansukh Hiren, who told the investigating teams that his vehicle had been stolen.
The Mumbai police had launched a high-profile manhunt after a car containing explosive material and a threat letter was found outside billionaire industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s residence Antilia.
A handwritten note was also recovered that addresses Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani. It has been written in English, however the language of it is Hindi. The number plate is fake and the car was stolen from another part of the city, Vikhroli, the police said. In the CCTV footage, a man in a mask and a hoodie could be seen parking the car outside the Ambani’s residence.
The cops are now looking at several CCTV footages to trace the route of the car in the city. An Innova car seen following the car has also been tracked down.
In a statement, Reliance Industries said, “We are thankful to Mumbai police for their quick and immediate action. We are confident that Mumbai Police will complete their thorough investigation quickly.”