Security strengthened outside Mukesh Ambani’s residence after police got a phone call

Mumbai: Security arrangement was heightened outside ‘Antilia’, the residence of Mukesh Ambani following a phone call made to Mumbai Police by a taxi driver who claimed that two people carrying a bag asked for Ambani’s residence.

Security heightened outside Mukesh Ambani’s residence ‘Antilia’ after Mumbai Police received a call from a taxi driver that two people carrying a bag asked for Ambani’s residence, news Agency ANI wrote on tweeter.

Mumbai Police reportedly further said that security was heightened outside Antilia while the CCTV footage is also being checked.

“We received a call from a taxi driver that 2 people carrying a bag asked for Mukesh Ambani’s residence Antilia; recording his statement. DCP level rank officer monitoring the situation. Security heightened outside Antilia; CCTV footage also being checked: Mumbai Police,” ANI wrote in another tweet.


The police have detained the taxi driver to record his statement, prepare a sketch of the two ‘mysterious’ persons, and scouring the CCTV footage of the route on which they commuted.

Road blocks have been erected at various strategic locations in Mumbai to help track the two unknown persons, who were reportedly carrying a couple of bags, as per the taxi driver’s statement, though the police declined to share further details.

Simultaneously, security has been further tightened with a dog squad, a Rapid Action Force team and more personnel outside Antilia, the residence of the Reliance Industries Ltd Chairman and his family.

Official sources hinted that after making preliminary enquiries, Mumbai Police are likely to issue a formal statement in the sensitive matter.

Antilia was previously targeted on February 25 when an abandoned SUV with 20 gelatin sticks and a threat note was found near the building, sending the police into a tizzy besides kicking off a national uproar sparking global concerns.

(Update from IANS)

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