As reported earlier, an abandoned car with explosives was found parked near Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani. The police also found a threat letter in the abandoned car (Scorpio). According to Mumbai Police, the letter was written in broken English and was addressed to Mukesh Ambani and his wife Nita Ambani. This is what the letter said, “To Nita bhabhi and Mukesh bhaiya, this is just a trailer. Agli bar ye saaman pora konekt hoke aayega Orijinl gadi me ayega. Tum pora femili ko udane ke liye intajam ho gaya hai. Sambal jana. Gud nit.” (Sister-in-law Nita and brother Mukesh- This was a trailer, next time, the material (explosive) will be assembled. It will come in the original vehicle. We have made preparations to kill your entire family in the blast. Beware. Goodnight).
To crackdown the case, Mumbai Police has reportedly interrogated 15 persons and have skimmed over hundreds of CCTV camera footage. The CCTV footage revealed that on Thursday night, two vehicles drove towards the Ambani house Antilia from the same direction. These two cars met up at an undisclosed spot and then drove towards Antilia together.
The Mulund toll post-CCTV captured a green Scorpio that was heading towards Priyadashini Junction, Kurla at around 1.20 AM on Thursday evening. At the same time, an Innova was also seen crossing the same toll post and drove towards the same spot. The Priyadarshini Junction CCTV footage revealed that the Scorpio which was laden with explosive was waiting at the junction for the Innova.
At 1.40 AM, the Innova approached the junction and both the cars then proceeded towards the Byculla region where Antilia is. At 2.18 AM, the two cars reached a spot outside the Reliance chairman’s home after passing through the Khada Parsi Junction and Carmichael road.
According to Mumbai Police, the green Scorpio that was laden with explosives was a stolen car. The registered owner of the Scorpio claimed that the car wasn’t in use for over a year and was only used it 4-5 occasions because he had an intent to sell it.
The car owner said that while traveling from Thane to Opera House, he found the steering wheel of his car difficult to use. That is when he parked it on the Mulund-Airoli Linked Road. When he went to the same spot to get his car back, he alleged that the car was missing. The car owner then lodged a complaint at the Vikhroli police station regarding the same. According to the local police, the attempts to trace the vehicle remained futile at the time.
According to the investigators of the case, the alleged perpetrator made some minor repairs to the car and tried to rig its chassis number. The Mumbai Police however retrieved the original chassis number and eventually reached out to the registered owner.
Meanwhile, Reliance Industries gave a statement thanking the Mumbai Police in its ongoing attempt at coming down on the perpetrators of the crime. “We are thankful to Mumbai Police for their quick and immediate action. We are confident that Mumbai Police will complete their thorough investigation quickly,” said the Reliance Industries statement.