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Ambani security scare: Jaish-ul-Hind's Telegram channel 'created in Tihar', say police

Official sources said a private cyber firm had been asked by an investigating agency to track the location of the phone on which the Jaish-ul-Hind Telegram channel was created. During investigation, they found that the channel was allegedly created inside Tihar jail.
 

Ambani security scare: Jaish-ul-Hind's Telegram channel 'created in Tihar', say police-dnm
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Mumbai, First Published Mar 12, 2021, 10:41 AM IST
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New Delhi: Tihar Jail officials on Thursday evening conducted a massive search operation inside sub-jail number 8 and recovered a mobile handset and sim card on which a Telegram account in the name of ‘Jaish-ul-Hind’ was created.

This was revealed following a raid by the special team of the Delhi Police at the barrack housing Tehseen Akhtar, during which a mobile phone used to create the Telegram channel was found. Tehseen Akhtar was arrested following the 2014 serial blasts in Patna targeting Narendra Modi's rally; he is also linked to the serial blasts in Hyderabad and Bodh Gaya.

Official sources said a private cyber firm had been asked by an investigating agency to track the location of the phone on which the Jaish-ul-Hind Telegram channel was created. During investigation, they found that the channel was allegedly created inside Tihar jail.

A Mahindra Scorpio car with gelatin sticks was found parked near "Antilia", the multi-storey residence of Ambani, in south Mumbai on February 25.

According to police sources, the Telegram channel was created on February 26 and the message claiming responsibility for placing the vehicle outside Ambani's residence was posted on the Telegram messaging app late in the night on February 27.

The message had also demanded payment in cryptocurrency and mentioned a link to deposit the same.

The investigation in the case was initially conducted by the Crime Branch of the Mumbai police.

After the mysterious death of Thane-based auto parts dealer Mansukh Hiran, who was in possession of the SUV that was later found parked outside Ambani's residence, the probe was transferred to the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS).

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