“Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) team and other police teams reached the spot immediately, examined the vehicle and found over 20 gelatin sticks inside. It is not an assembled explosive device,” said Mumbai Police spokesperson S Chaitanya
The Scorpio car near Antilia. Pic courtesy/ Faizan Khan
A Scorpio car with over 20 gelatin sticks was found just 600 metres away from Antilia, the residence of Reliance chief Mukesh Ambani, at Altamound Road on Thursday night, said police sources. Many number plates were found inside the vehicle.
Gelatin sticks are used as an explosive device.
Mumbai traffic police had clamped the vehicle earlier around 4.30 pm as it was parked illegally in high security area. The car was parked at the spot on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday. The car's registration number is fake, said police sources. CCTV footage of the area are being scanned to find who parked the vehicle, added the sources.
Quick response team of Mumbai Police at Altamound road on Thursday. Pic/ Bipin Kokate
“Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) team and other police teams reached the spot immediately, examined the vehicle and found over 20 gelatin sticks inside. It is not an assembled explosive device,” said Mumbai Police spokesperson S Chaitanya.
Police personnel outside Antilia. Pic/ Ashish Raje
"A scorpio car with gelatin sticks was found near Mukesh Ambani's residence. Some gelatin was found inside," said state home minister Anil Deshmukh.
Car found with #GelatinSticks near #MukeshAmbani’s residence: State home minister #AnilDeshmukh pic.twitter.com/wfY4XLLh4n— Mid Day (@mid_day) February 25, 2021
Forensic team has reached the spot. As a precautionary measure, a State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) team has been deployed outside Ambani's residence. Crime branch will be investigating the matter. Security has been beefed up near Antilia. Further details are awaited.
CCTV footage showing the car with gelatin arriving at the spot near #MukeshAmbani’s residence #Antilia.— Mid Day (@mid_day) February 25, 2021
Video courtesy/ @MumbaiPolice @MNCDFbombay @mumbaimatterz @CommunityBandra @BandraDataHub pic.twitter.com/dfzY6RPHT3
(with inputs from Diwakar Sharma)