Mumbai: Around 20 gelatin sticks were found in a vehicle parked outside Reliance Industries Head, Mukesh Ambani’s house Antilla, in Mumbai, on Thursday, leading to a security scare and a massive mobilisation by the Mumbai Police to trace the offenders. This also led to a huge deployment of security personnel near Ambani's residence.
According to police officials, an FIR has been also registered in link with the seizure of the vehicle. According to the police, the vehicle with gelatin sticks having a fake number plate was found parked on Thursday on Carmichael Road near Ambani’s house. Antilia is one of the most valuable private residential properties around the world. Antila is the most expensive residence in the country.
Gelatin sticks are generally used for blasting purposes in mines but have been used for terror attacks in the past. However, they need a detonator to be set off and none was found in the car. Apart from the Mumbai Police’s Crime Branch, the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad is probing the matter.
Anil Deshmukh, Maharashtra’s Home Minister confirmed that explosives sticks were found in a car in the vicinity of industrialist’s residence. He said, “The Mumbai Crime Branch police is probing the matter and the findings will be out soon.”