Investigations being made into finding out the culprits who sabotaged Anil Ambani’s Bell 412 helicopter have been transferred to Mumbai crime branch. This was done so as one of the senior pilots of the Anil Ambani’s company pilot alleged that stones were placed in the fuel tank of the chopper belonging to the ADA group.
Four employees of Air Works, the company which does the repair and maintenance of the aircraft have been interrogated. A special team of investigators has been formed after Capt. R.N. Joshi, a senior pilot with Reliance Transport and Travels Pvt. Ltd alleged that Anil Ambani’s helicopter had been “sabotaged by a business rival with an intention to kill him.” Air Works claimed sabotage was done on account of “mischief committed with an intention to cause death or damage”.
Capt Joshi complaining to the chief minister of Maharashtra Ashok Chavan and Mumbai police commissioner Hasan Gafoor in letter said that gravel and pebbles were discovered inside the filter neck after the opening of the filter cap by a technician. It was by sheer chance that it was noticed. He said that the pebbles could have made their entry into the gear box and caused mid-air loss of power.
Anil Ambani often flies from Mumbai t o Navi. As a successful businessman he is the envy of many. He recently separated from his brother Mukesh Ambani from business dealings as differences emerged between the two brothers. Their father Dirubhai Ambani had left behind a thriving business. He is married to ex-actor Tina Ambani alias Munim.