In the latest development in the Sachin Vaze case, Aurangabad based man, whose vehicle’s number plate was found in the Mithi river yesterday, stated that FIR had already been lodged in Aurangabad Madhukar Nade, who is from Aurangabad, while speaking to media, said that the probe is on in the case in the city. When asked about the alleged number plate, Nade stated that he also does not as to how his stolen vehicle’s number plate was found in the river.
Suspended Mumbai cop Sachin Vaze was taken to the bridge over Mithi river in Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) sleuths on Sunday in connection with the probe of Mansukh Hiren’s death
NIA officials had taken Vaze to Reti Bunder creek in Thane where Mansukh Hiren’s body had been found on March 5.
The NIA, which has taken over both the Ambani security scare case as well as the Hiren death probe, has got further custody of Vaze till April 3.
On Wednesday, the NIA had taken the custody from the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) of suspended police officer Vinayak Shinde and cricket bookie Naresh Gaur in the Hiren case.
Vaze was arrested by the NIA on March 13 in connection with the Scorpio with gelatin sticks and a threat letter found near industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s house in south Mumbai on February 25. Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) has also been invoked against Vaze. Hiren had claimed that this Scorpio had been stolen from his possession a week earlier.
However, Vaze told in the court that he has been made a scapegoat. “I have been made a scapegoat and have nothing to do with the case,” Vaze told judge P R Sitre during the hearing. “I was investigating officer of the case for one and a half days, and did whatever I could in that capacity. But there was suddenly a change in some plan somewhere. I went to the NIA office on my own and was arrested,” the police officer said, adding he had not confessed to anything