Mumbai: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested controversial Mumbai Police officer Sachin Vaze in the Ambani car bomb case.
Vaze was questioned for 12 hours today in connection with the Ambani bomb scare, has been taken into arrest by the National Investigative Agency (NIA). He was arrested at 11.50 pm on Saturday.
Vaze is arrested in Case RC no. 01/2021/NIA/MUM under section 286, 465, 473, 506(2), 120 B of IPC, and 4(a)(b)(I)Explosive Substances Act. He is arrested for his role and involvement in placing explosives laden vehicle near Carmichael Road
Scorpio car fitted with explosives was recently found outside the Mumbai residence of industrialist Mukesh Ambani. The car reportedly belonged to Mansukh Hiran, who was later found dead in a Thane creek a few days later even as the NIA continued with the bomb scare probe.
Former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and family members of Mansukh Hiran levelled serious allegations against Sachin Vaze. Mansukh Hiran’s family has alleged that Sachin Vaze used Mansukh in the case and may have murdered Mansukh.
Sachin Vaze was the first investigating officer in the Ambani bomb scare case and was later removed.
Later on, NIA took over the case. Meanwhile, Mansukh Hiran’s death case is being investigated by the Anti-Terror Squad (ATS).
Sachin Vaze was also transferred from the crime branch to special branch on Friday after BJP mounted pressure on the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government.