MUMBAI: Hotelier and gendarme reportedly told NIA they heard from businessman Mansukh Hiran whispering to himself about a policeman Sachin wazeHe asked her to take responsibility for the car explosives case. On March 3, a day before Hiran’s murder, three police inspectors, a senior policeman and Waze attempted to convince him to admit that he had parked the explosives-laden vehicle near Mukesh Ambani’s residence on the 25th. February.
Sources said the meeting took place at Waze’s office at the town’s police headquarters. The NIA is investigating the car explosives case and the murder of vehicle owner Hiran, whose body was found in Mumbra Creek on March 5.
The meeting was held behind closed doors between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., but the hotelier who came to hand over the “ hafta collection ” claimed that Hiran, who walked out of the meeting, was muttering to himself about the unreasonable request at the time. that he had done nothing wrong. A gendarme also heard this, according to sources. The hotelier also claimed that Hiran continued to enter and exit the meeting room.
The hotelier, who will likely be a witness, told the NIA that Hiran was firm on his decision not to admit the crime, but Waze insisted he think it over again. “In between, Waze ordered a sandwich and tea. Then a senior officer arrived and Hiran was called inside Waze’s cabin again.
Hiran was upset, confused and began to whisper to himself as to why he had to take responsibility when he hadn’t done anything wrong. A police officer who was sitting there corroborated this with the NIA official, ”a source said.
Meanwhile, the ATS, which submitted the interrogation report of convicted constable Vinayak Shinde, asked the NIA to ask L&T to keep the CCTV footage of the highway, Mulund tollgate and other locations. where footage of Waze and his accomplices was captured. “This is crucial proof and after a while the old data will be overwritten,” said an officer.
Citing the progress of the investigation, the NIA said it recovered license plates and five vehicles, including high-end vehicles allegedly used by Waze in the crimes.
NIA also summoned the two medics who performed the autopsy on Hiran as there are discrepancies. NIA also claimed that Rs 5.73 lakh, as well as a bill counting machine and clothing worn by the accused, had been recovered. The NIA, during the hearing on Waze’s extension of custody on March 25, said samples of Waze’s voices were sent to the FSL with clips of the accused moving suspiciously.