SUV with explosives found outside Mukesh Ambani’s house in Mumbai

 SUV with explosives found outside Mukesh Ambani’s house in Mumbai

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The vehicle with gelatin sticks and a fake number plate was found parked near ‘Antilia’, security beefed up

MUMBAI

An abandoned vehicle with explosive material was found near business tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s house in Mumbai on Thursday.

Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh had tweeted, “Twenty gelatin explosives sticks were found in a Scorpio van 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.”

According to police sources, a suspicious vehicle was reported on Carmichael Road on Thursday evening. The police was alerted and a Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad team and other police teams reached the spot immediately. “They examined the vehicle and found 20 explosive gelatin sticks inside. It is not an assembled explosive device. Further investigation is going on,” police sources said. They added the car was parked in the area around 1 am last night, according to CCTV footage.

Police sources also said that a letter had been found inside the vehicle. Intriguingly, they said, the vehicle’s registration number matched one on Ambani’s security detail. Security has been increased in the area, the SUV has been seized and senior officers of the Mumbai Police examined the spot.

Agencies

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