Mumbai: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested Mumbai Police officer Sachin Waze Saturday night after questioning him for twelve hours regarding the recovery of a Gelatin-loaded Scorpio car close to the residence of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, an agency spokesperson said.
Jaish-Ul-Hind Claiming the Responsibility
After the death of auto parts dealer Mansukh Hiren, Maharashtra former CM and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis accused Sachin Waze of involvement in the case and demanded his arrest. Earlier on Thursday, police recovered smartphones from the Tihar jail in Delhi, where Indian Mujahidin terrorists were locked. Police said that the phone was used to operate a Telegram Channel called Jaish-Ul-Hind, which claimed responsibility for the explosive-laden car parked near Mukesh Ambani’s home. But later, a police officer sent a poster to the investigating team in which the group denied any involvement in the case.
Yesterday there was a 7-hour interrogation of IM terrorists about the message sent from Telegram group and as per the report, Tehseen Akhtar has admitted that he sent the message. He will be interrogated today again.
When Sachin Waze Name Came To Lime Light
After the Death of Mukesh Hiren, his wife told media that Sachin Waze used the Scorpio car that was found near Antalia with explosives for the last six months.
Sachin Waze was summoned to the agency’s Mumbai office at Cumballa Hill in south Mumbai at about 11.30 am to record his statement regarding the incident. Generally, there was no official update on him during the day. The NIA spokesperson came out with a short statement late Saturday night that he’d been “arrested from 23.50 hrs in NIA Case” relevant to the recovery of an explosive-laden car parked around Ambani’s home on Carmichael Road on February twenty-five. A threat letter was written, “this is just starting Mukesh Bhai and Nita Bhabi,” was also found.
The NIA spokesperson stated Waze had been arrested allegedly “for his involvement as well as role in placing explosives-laden car approach Carmichael road” on February twenty-five. The case was handed over to the NIA following the mystical death of a Thane-based businessman Mansukh Hiren, that had reported that the automobile had been stolen a week earlier. The body of Mansukh Hiren was present in a creek at Thane on March five.
This particular case is actually being probed by the Anti Terror Squad of the Maharashtra Police. Still, the NIA is apt to dominate the situation as the agency is actually mandated by section eight of the NIA Act to investigate connected matters. Hiren’s wife had reported that her husband had provided the SUV to Sachin Waze in November, which the officer returned in the first week of February.
During his questioning by the ATS, Waze had denied utilizing the SUV, which owned Hiran. Waze had on Friday filed an application seeking pre-arrest bail. The lawyer of his A M Kalekar had requested the court to grant Waze interim shelter from arrest on the soil cooperating in the investigation.
Added public prosecutor Vivek Kadu opposed this and argued that the probe in the situation was at an important stage.
The court, while refusing interim bail, mentioned that the charges in the situation include part 302 (murder), section 201 (destruction of evidence), and 120 (b) (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC that are severe offenses. Waze, accused by Hiran’s wife of involvement in her husband’s suspicious death, was shunted by the Mumbai crime branch.
Sachin Waze, who was the crime branch’s Assistant Police Inspector, has been transferred to the Citizen Facilitation Centre (CFC) device of Mumbai police. On February twenty five, a Scorpio was discovered near industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s home in south Mumbai with explosives along with a threat letter inside.
While recording Sachin Waze’s statement on Saturday, the NIA known as crime branch ACP Nitin Alaknure and ATS’ ACP Shripad Kale to share info regarding the investigation done so much in the recovery of the SUV as well as the alleged murder of Hiran. Both the officers left after 4 hours.
Today NIA team has taken the Innova into their custody which was seen following the Scorpio in the CCTV. Mumbai police official said The Innova Car seized & in possession of NIA belongs to Mumbai Police Crime Branch. 4 members of CIU (2 drivers and 2 officers) were also called by NIA. They have come to join the investigation.
The Innova Car seized & in possession of NIA belongs to Mumbai Police Crime Branch. 4 members of CIU (2 drivers and 2 officers) were also called by NIA. They have come to join the investigation: Mumbai Police official— ANI (@ANI) March 14, 2021
Waze is also dealing with a trial on several charges, including destruction and the murder of research, for the alleged custodial death of Khwaja Yunus in 2003.