Mumbai Police to take custody of Sachin Vaze in extortion case

India Today
3 months ago

Mumbai Police on Friday was allowed to take custody of dismissed police officer Sachin Waze by a special court in Mumbai for interrogation in connection with an extortion case.

Earlier, Mumbai Police approached the court to seek Sachin Vaze's custody to investigate the extortion case registered against him and former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh at Goregaon police station by businessman Bimal Agarwal.

The Mumbai Crime branch, probing the extortion case registered at Goregaon police station, had sought Vaze's custody from the special court for further "necessary probe" into the offence. Former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh is also an accused in the case.

Considering the fact that Waze recently underwent a bypass surgery, the court had called for a report about his health condition from the prison authorities.

Special judge A T Wankhede, after finding that he was fit to travel for a few days, directed jail authorities to hand over his custody to the Mumbai police on November 1.

Sachin Vaze was arrested in March this year in the Antilia bomb scare case where an SUV with explosives was found near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's south Mumbai residence. He is currently lodged in Navi Mumbai's Taloja jail

Vaze, the 49-year-old Assistant Police Inspector was dismissed from service after his arrest in the case Anitilia bomb scare case and subsequent murder of Thane businessman Mansukh Hiran.

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