Devendra Fadnavis Questions Uddhav Government, Mumbai Police In Mansukh Hiren Murder Case

The former Maharashtra CM questioned the Uddhav government and the Mumbai police’s reservations on arresting inspector Sachin Vaze, who according to late businessman Mansukh Hiren’s wife killed her husband

Raghav N

March 11, 2021

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There was a massive uproar in the Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha on Tuesday when former state chief minister Devendra Fadnavis demanded the arrest of top Mumbai cop Sachin Vaze in the Mansukh Hiren murder case. The BJP leader also called for interrogation against Shiv Sena corporator Dhananjay Gawde, whom he claimed was involved in the mysterious killing. Hiren was allegedly the owner of the abandoned Scorpio vehicle that was found outside industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s Antilia home in Mumbai in February. 20 gelatin sticks, used for making explosive devices and a threat letter addressed to the billionaire and his wife were retrieved from the car.

Reading out the statement by the deceased businessman’s wife, Fadnavis questioned the delay on the Mumbai Police and the Uddhav Thackeray government’s part to arrest Vaze and Gawde. In the letter, his wife alleged that Vaze, an assistant police inspector was in possession of the Scorpio for the last four months. According to her, the cop had called Mansukh and forced him to get arrested, promising him to bail him out soon. She further stated that her husband had even asked his brother Vinod to find a lawyer to handle his case in the event of his arrest.

The BJP politician said that Hiren’s last location was traced close to Gawde’s office, after which he disappeared, only to be subsequently found dead 40 kilometres away.

The Ambani case was handed over by the Maharashtra administration to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) a few days back.

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