Mumbai : Deccan Express – The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has made a sensational claim that Sachin Waze, suspended police officer, paid encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma to kill Thane businessman Mansukh Hiren.
A copy of witness statements has also been attached to the 10,000-page chargesheet filed by the NIA in the Antilia Bomb Scare case. Sachin Waze had invited Hiren to a meeting on March 2 to show hoe he looked like. Pradip Sharma and Sunil Mane were also present at the meeting.
Pradip Sharma was given contract of killing Hiren. Sharma asked Santosh Shelar about it and he expressed readiness to kill Hiren. Waze then met Sharma again and paid him a large sum of money for the murder, the NIA claimed in the chargesheet.
Before the murder, Waze convinced Hiren to go underground to evade police investigation. Hiren then expressed readiness to meet the officials near Suraj Water Park at Ghodbunder in Thane. Accordingly, Mane took Hiren with him and handed him over to Shelar. Shelar, Manish Soni, Satish Motkari and Anand Jadhav were present at the time. After that, all of them killed Hiren and dumped his body near Thane creek. The next day, police found Hiren’s body, the chargesheet said.