In a major twist today, Hiren Mansukh, whose black Scorpio car was laden with explosives was found parked near the house of industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s residence Antilia last week, was found dead today.
Mansukh, 45, was found dead on the banks of a creek along the Mumbra Reti Bunder Road in Thane on Friday, a senior official of Thane Police said.
The crime branch of Mumbai Police, which is investigating the case, had recorded Mansukh's statement in the case. He was in the vehicle spare parts business and had lodged a police complaint after his SUV was stolen from Airoli-Mulund Bridge on February 18..
On Friday afternoon his family members approached Naupada Police Station in Thane saying he had gone missing.
Earlier, Mansukh's Scorpio with gelatin sticks inside was found near `Antilia', Ambani's multi-story residence in South Mumbai, on February 25.
Opposition party in the state is demanding an NIA investigation into the matter. Former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said the death of a prime witness showed that something was fishy.
(With Inputs from PTI)