Waze sent to judicial custody till April 23
A special NIA court in Mumbai, on Friday, sent suspended police officer Sachin Waze to judicial custody till April 23 in the case of recovery of an explosives-laden SUV from near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's house and the death of businessman Mansukh Hiren. Waze, arrested on March 13, was produced before the special court after the end of his NIA remand.
Waze has been in NIA's custody since March 13
Special judge PR Sitre sent the suspended Assistant Police Inspector in judicial custody till April 23 after the anti-terror agency didn't press for his further custody. The accused had been in the custody of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) since his arrest on March 13, over two weeks after the explosives-laden SUV was found parked near Ambani's house in South Mumbai on February 25.
NIA has recovered cash and high-end cars from Waze
Waze is also under the scanner over the alleged murder of Mansukh Hiren, who was in possession of the SUV. The interrogation has revealed several aspects of both the related cases and also Waze's financial dealings besides recovery of cash and high-end cars, according to the agency. Police has recovered as many as eight high-end cars from the accused.
Investigation has revealed that Waze is behind Hiren's murder: NIA
The NIA had earlier told the court that it has been revealed that an amount of Rs. 1.5 crore was in the account of a private bank in the name of a company floated by Waze. The NIA has also said that its investigation has revealed Waze and other accused had hatched a conspiracy to eliminate Hiren on March 2 and 3.
There are reportedly two other accused in the case
The court has also been told that Hiren was a co-conspirator in the explosives case. Hiren, to whom the SUV in which explosives were found belonged and had claimed that it was stolen, was found dead in a creek in Thane on March 5. There are reportedly two other accused in the case, including Vinayak Shinde, a former policeman.