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1989 Nusli Wadia Murder Conspiracy: Court Seeks CBI's Reply On Accused's Plea To Summon Mukesh Ambani As Witness

Sharmeen Hakim
22 July 2022 4:47 PM GMT
1989 Nusli Wadia Murder Conspiracy: Court Seeks CBIs Reply On Accuseds Plea To Summon Mukesh Ambani As Witness
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Ivan Sequeira, one of the accused in the 1989 case of a murder attempt on industrialist Nusli Wadia, the then chairman of Bombay Dyeing, has sought for industrialist Mukesh Ambani to be summoned as a witness in the case.According to police, Sequeira was assigned the task of firing at Wadia. The court has sought the CBI's response to the plea by July 28. Late Kirti Ambani, a...

Ivan Sequeira, one of the accused in the 1989 case of a murder attempt on industrialist Nusli Wadia, the then chairman of Bombay Dyeing, has sought for industrialist Mukesh Ambani to be summoned as a witness in the case.

According to police, Sequeira was assigned the task of firing at Wadia. The court has sought the CBI's response to the plea by July 28.

Late Kirti Ambani, a senior executive at Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and considered close to Mukesh Ambani was a prime accused in the case. The court had charged three people with conspiracy to commit murder, namely Kirti Ambani, Arjun Babaria, Sequeira and Ramesh Jagothia, in 1988-89.

In 1990, Mukesh Ambani had in his statement to the CBI allegedly denied that Bombay Dyeing was a rival and claimed that he had learnt about Kirti Ambani's possible involvement only his arrest.

In June 2016, Nusli Wadia said he said he didn't know Kirti Ambani, but was informed he worked for RIL. He also said that he didn't know why Kirti Ambani would conspire against him except for the fact that he was employees with Reliance managed by Dhirubhai Ambani and his sons.

It is the CBI's case that the accused had planned to intercept Wadia, when he would be on his way back to his Prabhadevi residence. The present applicant, Sequeira was allegedly shown Wadia's photographs and paid huge sums to commit the offence.

But two of the accused were arrest before the plan could materialise.

Kirti Ambani was charged with "instigating and abetting the commission of offence, which is punishable with death sentence". Jagothia was additionally charged under the Arms Act for the possession of a country-made revolver in July 1989.
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