Asia’s richest man, a bomb scare and a homicide in India

Security personnel stands guard outside Antilia, a multi-storey residence building of Indian industrialist Mukesh Ambani, in Mumbai, India, 26 February 2021


By Mayank Bhagwat and Amruta Durve
BBC Marathi, Mumbai

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image captionSecurity has been tightened at Mr Ambani’s home after an explosives-laden vehicle was found near it

On the morning of 25 February, a vehicle laden with explosives was found near the house of Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man, in the heart of Mumbai.

In the following days, the body of the alleged owner of the vehicle washed up in the sea near India’s bustling commercial capital, and a police officer reportedly known to the dead man was arrested.

Federal detectives are now investigating the mystery, which has quickly turned into a tantalising whodunit with a lot of loose ends.

What was found in the vehicle?

According to Mumbai police, the security staff at Antilla, Mr Ambani’s opulent 27-storey home, spotted the green-coloured Indian-made Scorpio SUV parked nearby on the morning of 25 February and informed them.

The police arrived with bomb disposal experts, secured the area and examined the empty…