Mumbai: In a major development, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday night arrested Sachin Vaze,an assistant police inspector with the Mumbai Police in connection with the explosive laden SUV found near industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s home.
The arrest was made minutes before midnight, after the NIA grilled Vaze for over 12 hours since Saturday morning.
Mr Vaze is also under probe by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in connection with two other related cases: The first involving the death of Mansukh Hiran, a Thane-based businessman to whom the car found on Mumbai’s Carmichael Road on February 25 was traced. The second pertains to the same vehicle’s theft as reported on February 17 by the auto parts dealer.
Earlier, a Thane Court had declined to grant interim bail to Vaze and posted his plea for a later date.
(With IANS Inputs)