Two arrested for involvement in Ambani helicopter sabotage case

May 4th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, May 4 (ANI): Two employees of the aircraft maintenance firm Air Works India Engineering Pvt. Ltd., suspected to be involved in the Anil Ambani’s helicopter sabotage case were arrested on Monday.

The police informed that according to their investigations, the two employees, identified as Palraj Thevar and Uday Warekar, played a significant role in the conspiracy to kill Ambani by tampering with his Bell 412 helicopter.

The duo would be presented before a magistrate at the metropolitan court later on Monday, the police said.

The police is also interrogating a former Airworks employee ,Vijay Patankar, who was taken into custody on Sunday.

On May 1, three officials of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, who were interrogated in connection with the death of Airworks technician Bharat Borge, were given a clean chit by Railway Police.

On April 23, Bharat Borge had discovered pebbles and gravel in the gearbox filler cap of a helicopter used by Ambani.
Borge, who could have acted as the prime witness in the case, was on April 28 found dead under mysterious circumstances on the tracks between Vile Parle and Andheri suburban stations.
Following the incident, the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani group declared that they have cancelled the maintenance contract of its three choppers with Airworks India Engineering Pvt. Ltd.
In a letter dated April 24, the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (R-ADAG) had alleged that the discovery of the pebbles and gravel in the helicopter’s filler neck was a clear case of an attempt to murder Anil Ambani by business rivals.
However, the police has clearly ruled out the possibility of a business rivalry behind the case. (ANI)

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