Waze paid ‘huge amount’ of cash to ex-cop to ‘eliminate’ Hiren: NIA
   Date :09-Sep-2021

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THE chargesheet filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in the Antilia bomb scare and Mansukh Hiren murder cases revealed that dismissed Mumbai police officer Sachin Waze paid a huge amount of cash to Shiv Sena leader and former ‘encounter specialist’ of Mumbai Police, Pradeep Sharma to eliminate Hiren. The chargesheet filed by the NIA read, “On March 3, 2021, accused Sachin Waze met accused Pradeep Sharma at P.S. Foundation office, Andheri (East), Mumbai during evening time and handed over a rexine bag containing large amount of cash (bundles of Indian currency note of Rs 500 denomination). Evidence collected during the investigation corroborates the same. Thereafter accused Pradeep Sharma called accused Santosh Shelar to ascertain about the registration number of the vehicle arranged by him. Accused Santosh Shelar conveyed the details as to accused Sachin Waze.”
The chargesheet also revealed that on realising that the investigation relating to the planting of explosive-laden SUV at Carmichael Road in South Mumbai, near the house of industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s residence on February 25, was getting transferred to a senior police officer, Waze pressurised Hiren to take up the responsibility for the said crime, so that the investigation of the case can be vitiated in his favour. But the proposal was turned down by Hiren, stated the chargesheet. It further said that since Mansukh Hiren was the only person who was fully aware of the vehicle being parked on the Eastern Express Highway on the directions of Waze. The chargsheet stated that Waze was aware that Hiren was a weak link in the conspiracy and would spill the beans if examined by some other investigating officer. Hence, Hiren was a potential threat for Waze and other conspirators, said the chargsheet.
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