The business honcho Mukesh Ambani and his wife Nita Ambani seem to have got some serious threats. An abandoned vehicle containing a bag of gelatine sticks and a letter carrying a threat addressed to Ambanis was found near their house, Antilia.
A retired colonel, the president of a Reliance group company handling security matters, was the first to notice the abandoned vehicle outside industrialist residence on February 25.
“After the incident JSR was carried out by CRPF, IB, and local police authorities. Security of Antilia surrounding was increased,” the witness said. Ambanis hadreceived threats earlier. Hence, the Union government had provided CRPF security in 2013.
The witness said the security at the residence and for the Ambani family is handled by a group comprising mostly retired army and paramilitary personnel who have worked in specialised units. They undergo training by experts. Their the attrition rate is less than 2% and they are provided with all welfare measures.
It is believed that earlier also the Ambani family had been receiving threats from various quarters but all were related to farmers protests that began in October 2020. Ambani family does not suspect any particular person for the threat letter and gelatin sticks found in the abandoned Mahindra Scorpio.
The witness recalled that moments before discovering the vehicle, he had walked from Antilia to Carmichael Road to meet the widow of a Reliance Industries Jamnagar employee who had recently died of a heart attack. The woman was at the gate of the residence to express her grievance and demand more compensation. He said he noticed the SUV while talking to her.