Mukesh and Nita Ambani’s shocking security scare: the bomb in the car, the body in the water and the threatening letter – is the wealthy family’s US$260,000 a year security enough to keep them safe?
Not only that – a letter to Mukesh and his wife Nita was also discovered. Nita has previously said how much she loves being at home with her family, and the Ambanis are known to throw extravagant events there. Here’s how this scary incident full of plot twists must have wreaked havoc on one of India’s favourite families.
The bomb scare
The threatening note
The BBC reports that registration plates and a printed note were found inside the car. The note was addressed to Mukesh and Nita.
“This is a trailer, but next time we will connect [all these explosives] and come. We have made arrangements to blow up your entire family,” read the note according to the BBC.
Assistant inspector Sachin Vaze of an elite crime branch was given control of the investigation. It was discovered that the car holding the gelignite was Mansukh Hiren’s, who had reported it stolen just days before the scare. In a major plot twist, Hiren was found dead in a Mumbai creek on March 6. The BBC reports that Hiren told his family he had received a call to meet a police officer – not long after, his body was found.
The policeman leading the investigation, Vaze, was linked to the incident by Hiren’s wife, Kamala, who claims the police officer framed him and conspired to have her husband murdered. The BBC reports that Vaze has denied these claims. Meanwhile, The Hindustan Times reported that officials believe Vaze planned the whole thing to prove his investigative skills as a police officer.
As this shocking incident proves, it may be wonderful having billions in the bank, but such lavish wealth comes with a dark side. Here’s hoping the Ambani family remain safe and protected.
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