A little known outfit, Jaish-ul-Hind, has claimed responsibility for placing a car filled with explosive material near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's house in Mumbai on Thursday, reports said.
A suspicious vehicle with gelatin inside was found parked on Carmichael Road near "Antilia", police had said.
The outfit claimed responsibility in a Telegram message and also dared security agencies to catch them. It also demanded money on the form of bitcoin.
In the message posted, the organisation stated that the man who placed the SUV near Ambani residence has reached the safe house and that this was "just a trailer and big picture is yet to come". The organisation also threatened Mukesh and Nita Ambani that the next time the SUV will ram into their kids if the businessman does not give into their demands. The message from the organisation further says, "You (Ambanis) know what you have to do, just transfer the money regarding which we have told you earlier".
Reportedly, it was the same outfit that had claimed the IED blast outside the Israeli embassy in Delhi last month.
Earlier, the Mumbai Police had said that material found inside the vehicle was not an assembled explosive device.
Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh told newschannels that the vehicle, a Scorpio van, was found some distance away from the multi-storey residence of Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Industries.