Probe on into threat letter to Ambani

Published: 28th February 2013 09:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th February 2013 09:41 AM   |  A+A-

The Mumbai Police and Maharashtra Anti-terrorism Squad have launched a high-level probe into the threat issued to Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani, allegedly by terrorist outfit Indian Mujahideen (IM).

According to the Mumbai Police, the threat letter was hand-delivered by an unidentified person to Ambani’s personal staff at his Maker Chambers office here on Sunday.The Crime Branch launched an investigation after security officers at the RIL met Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh. ATS chief Rakesh Maria confirmed that his team was conducting a parallel investigation.

The letter threatened to harm Ambani and his 27-storey mansion ‘Antilia’, if he did not stop supporting Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and investing money in the state.  Claimed to have been written by an IM operative, the letter also demanded release of its operative Danish.   “We have taken the surveillance footage from the security staff of Ambani’s office and are trying to ascertain the identity of the person who delivered it,” said police.

Though the letter does not throw more light on Danish, the police suspect the name referred to Mohammed Danish Ansari, a native of Darbhanga in Bihar. The National Investigation Agency had arrested Danish in January for allegedly sheltering Bhatkal brothers before their reported escape to Pakistan almost three years ago.

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