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Why Mukesh Ambani may be on the terror hit list

By India Today

Reliance Group chairman Mukesh Ambani is back on the hit list of terror groups exactly eight years after Indian Mujahideen (IM) threatened him on February 28 in 2013. The IM had sent a letter to Ambani’s office in Nariman Point in Mumbai threatening to harm him for supporting then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi. The Mumbai Police have provided him Z security cover ever since.

That threat resurfaced on February 25 this year when a Scorpio SUV laden with 25 gelatin sticks was found abandoned outside his 27-storeyed house Antilia. The vehicle used was identical to one in the industrialist’s security convoy, down to the number plate. Clearly, the conspirators are well familiar with Ambani’s vehicles.

A lesser-known terror outfit, the Jaish-Ul-Hind, came into the limelight on February 28 after a post in its name on Telegram claimed responsibility for parking the Scorpio outside Ambani’s home. The post said the lives of Ambani’s family members would be in danger if he did not accept their demands.

‘This is just a trailer, the big picture is yet to come,’ the post, written in English, read.
The next day, the outfit denied having posted any such message. A statement purportedly issued by Jaish-Ul-Hind read: ‘We never take money from Kuffars (kafir), and never have any fight with Indian tycoon.’

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