A 40-year-old man has been taken into custody by Mumbai Police after a safety red-flag round industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s metropolis residence on Monday night time.
The man, recognized as Suresh Visanji Patel, was picked up from Navi Mumbai.
Initial inquiries haven’t turned up something suspicious, police stated this morning, including Mr Patel was a vacationer and was merely interested by Mr Ambani’s house, which is a metropolis landmark.
Police have, nonetheless, stated they may absolutely query Mr Patel to rule out any attainable menace.
Last night time security around Mr Ambani’s residence – Antilia – was strengthened after the police had been alerted to the actual fact two folks had been inquiring after the constructing’s location.
Police informed reporters a taxi driver had phoned in after two males – every reportedly carrying a big bag – approached him and requested for the deal with.
This morning police confirmed the taxi driver in query (he hails from Gujarat) and the car (a Wagon R vacationer taxi) had additionally been recognized.
Yesterday’s safety scare got here months after an explosives-laden SUV (a Mahindra Scorpio) was found metres from the building. The automotive was carrying 20 sticks of gelatin and a letter – the contents of which have not been launched – addressed to Mr Ambani and his spouse, Nita Ambani.
Police have, to date, uncovered a conspiracy with alleged hyperlinks to Sachin Waze, a senior cop who has since been sacked and arrested for hyperlinks to the homicide of the automotive proprietor, Mansukh Hiren.
The National Investigation Agency, which has taken over the probe, additionally discovered Waze had procured the explosives and parked the SUV close to Mr Ambani’s home, stories stated.
The chairman of Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambani and his household stay in one of many world’s most luxurious houses – a 27-storey, 400,000 sq ft constructing in south Mumbai’s posh Cumballa Hill space.