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Police probe militant Islamist threat to India's richest man Mukesh Ambani

Published on Feb 28, 2013 4:06 PM
 
Indian police are probing a threatening letter sent by militant Islamists to India's richest man, Mukesh Ambani, for supporting a hardline nationalist politician, police and reports said on Thursday, Feb 28, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

MUMBAI (AFP) - Indian police are probing a threatening letter sent by militant Islamists to India's richest man, Mukesh Ambani, for supporting a hardline nationalist politician, police and reports said on Thursday.

The Mumbai Mirror said Indian Mujahideen had threatened to harm the head of the Reliance Industries group for backing Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi who is expected to make a bid to become premier in polls next year.

Reliance is a major investor in Gujarat and Ambani hailed Modi as a leader with a "grand vision" as well as calling him a "brother" at a major business conference in Gujarat in December.

The letter, delivered to a Reliance office in Mumbai, also accused Ambani of grabbing land belonging to a state-run statutory body to build his 27-storey residence in the city, believed to be the world's most expensive private home, according to the newspaper.

 
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