Unfolding: The story of the abandoned car near Ambani’s house, everything you need to know!

  • | Saturday | 6th March, 2021

On February 26, hours after the huge security scare over an abandoned car was found with explosives near Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani`s house in Mumbai, the police said that its owner has been traced.

On February 26, hours after the huge security scare over an abandoned car was found with explosives near Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani`s house in Mumbai, the police said that its owner has been traced.

What was in the abandoned?

 Around 20 gelatin sticks, which are used in making explosives in quarries, were found in the car along with a handwritten letter to the Ambani family. "Ye to sirf ek trailer hai. Neeta Bhabhi, Mukesh Bhaiyya, family ye to sirf ek jhalak hai. Agli baar ye saaman pura hokar tumhare pass aayega, aur pura intezaam ho gaya hai," the threatening letter read.

The story behind the letter

A letter in the name of ‘Jaish Ul Hind’ claiming responsibility for parking a vehicle with explosives near industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s house in Mumbai appears to be a hoax, the police said on Tuesday.

The letter, posted on messaging app Telegram on Sunday, also demanded payment in cryptocurrency and provided a link to a webpage for depositing it.

On the same evening, another letter posted by a group claiming to be the ‘real’ Jaish Ul Hind said it had not posted the first message and it had nothing to do with the car found near Ambani’s house.

Officials of the Mumbai Crime Branch during their probe found that the link in first letter did not lead to any webpage.

Investigators suspect that the letter was merely a prank, a senior police official said.

Who did the car belong to?

The registered owner of the SUV, a Mahindra Scorpio, was one Mansukh Hiren. Hiren said that his car had not been in use for over a year and that he recently drove the vehicle because he wanted to sell it.

He also told the police that his car broke down and he decided to park it on the Mulund-Airoli Link Road on February 16, but when he came back for the vehicle a day later, he found that it had already been stolen. He had filed a complaint about his stolen vehicle with the police.

Recent development

On Friday, the owner of the vehicle that was found parked outside the south Mumbai home of industrialist Mukesh Ambani last month was found dead.

The sensational development saw the opposition BJP demanding answers and a thorough probe in the Maharashtra assembly. Shiv Sena leader and minister Aditya Thackeray, responding to reporters, said: "We just learnt about this. It is a very big incident and the police are investigating. Please let us get proper information." Asked whether his government would hand over the investigation to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), he said: "We can according to the rules. It will be more appropriate for the state home minister to speak on this."

A man in a mask and a hoodie was seen in security footage parking the car, but he was not identified. The police also saw CCTV footage of the car moving through the city, followed by an Innova car that is also being investigated. The gelatin was not a military-grade but of the commercial kind that is usually used in construction, digging or mining, police sources said.

In a statement, Reliance Industries said: "We are thankful to Mumbai Police for their quick and immediate action. We are confident that the Mumbai Police will complete their thorough investigation quickly." Earlier this week, the police dismissed any connection to a little-known group, Jaish-ul-Hind, which put out a poster saying: "We want to clear that `Jaish-Ul-Hind` has no relation with the incident that happened outside Mukesh Ambani`s bungalow."


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