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SUV with gelatin sticks found near Mukesh Ambani's Antilia residence

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Mumbai, Feb 25: A vehicle with explosives was found near business tycoon Mukesh Ambani's house in Mumbai on Thursday. The vehicle was towed away by the police to a safe place.

The registration number on the vehicle's number plate was the same as that of an SUV in Ambani's security detail, a police official said.

Mukesh Ambani

The vehicle, a Scorpio van, was found on Carmichael Road near Antilia', the multi-storey residence of Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Industries and India's richest industrialist. As it aroused suspicion, police were alerted and teams of the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad and Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) reached the spot immediately.

"A Scorpio van with some gelatin was found at some distance from Mukesh Ambani's home in Mumbai. The Mumbai Crime Branch is conducting an investigation into it. The truth will come out," Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said.

The Crime Branch of Mumbai police is conducting probe, he said.

Mumbai Police PRO, in a statement, informed that a suspicious vehicle was found on Carmichael Road Thursday evening under limits of Gamdevi Police Station.

"Police was alerted. Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) team and other Police teams reached the spot immediately, examined the vehicle and found some explosive material Gelatin inside. It is not an assembled explosive device. Further investigation is going on," the statement read.

Mumbai Police has deployed police personnel across the city and are conducting searches. The vehicle has been seized for investigation. A letter has been found inside the suspicious vehicle.

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