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Ambani threat letter: no clue in CCTV footage

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, March 01, 2013
First Published: 22:01 IST(1/3/2013) | Last Updated: 01:28 IST(2/3/2013)

Ambani threat letter: No clues from CCTV

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CCTV camera footage obtained from Reliance Industries Ltd chairman Mukesh Ambani’s office in Maker Chamber has given no leads to the police, who are investigating the threat letter sent to him purportedly by the Indian Mujahideen (IM). 

Sources in the Mumbai police crime branch said that they have scanned all the footage, but did not get any clues to the identity of the courier who had delivered the letter to the RIL chairman on Sunday.

Crime branch officials have been told that letters to the company are usually delivered on the ground floor of building, near the porch, and private courier boys are not allowed entry into the office.

From the footage, the police allegedly found nothing to suggest who could have delivered the letter, sources said, adding that the crime branch would now record statement of the workers to get clues to the person, who delivered the letter.

The letter was hand-delivered at Ambani’s Maker’s Chamber office at Nariman Point on Feb-ruary 24 in a sealed envelope to his personal staff.

Written in English on a plain paper, the letter threatens to harm Ambani for hurting the sentiments of the minority community by investing in Gujarat and supporting Modi.

Demanding the release of an IM operative, Danish, the letter says the RIL chief be harmed if the demand is not met. 

Accusing him of grabbing the Waqf Board property at Altamount Road to build his house, the letter also threatens damage to the 27-storey mansion Antilia.

A Lashkar proxy, IM is the prime suspect in the February 21 twin blasts in Hyderabad, which killed 16 people.


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