The Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) on Tuesday seized a high-end automobile apparently registered within the identify of arrested Mumbai Police officer Sachin Vaze from Navi Mumbai, an official stated. The probe workforce had been on the lookout for this Mitsubishi Outlander SUV for the final a number of days, the official stated.
The NIA is probing the circumstances of the restoration of an explosives-laden SUV discovered outdoors the south Mumbai residence of industrialist Mukesh Ambani final month and the next homicide of businessman Mansukh Hiran, the purported proprietor of that automobile.
On particular data, a workforce of NIA officers travelled to the Kamothe space in Navi Mumbai and recovered the SUV, which was discovered parked outdoors a housing society in sector 7, he stated.
The automobile’s quantity plate reveals it was registered within the identify of arrested API Sachin Vaze, the official added.
The NIA suspects that this SUV was pushed by a police officer who was Vaze’s colleague.
Earlier, the NIA had seized at the very least 5 high-end vehicles allegedly utilized by Vaze which embrace two Mercedes Benz, a Prado, the Scorpio which was used to hold explosives, and an Innova automobile which tailed the Scorpio on the day of planting of explosives outdoors Ambani’s residence ‘Antilia’.
The ATS, which initially investigated the Hiran homicide case earlier than the NIA took over, had seized a Volvo automobile with the Maharashtra registration quantity from Union Territory of Daman. Nevertheless, there was no readability about who owned that automobile.