Deccanexpress online: The wife of Mansukh Hiren, the owner of the vehicle found near industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s residence, has mentioned in her complaint that police officer Sachin Vaze killed her husband, according to reports.
Vimala said Mansukh Hiren, an auto parts dealer, was in possession of the Scorpio car for three years and it originally belonged to one Peter Newton. She said Hiren gave the car to Vaze, a regular client, in November last year.
“On February 5, Vaze sent the car to our shop with a complaint of stiff steering. On February 17, Hiren left for Mumbai in the car. However, the steering jammed and he parked the car near Mulund toll plaza. The next day, the car could not be found,” she said.
Hiran’s wife also claimed in her statement that her husband told her that Vaze had asked him to get himself arrested and he would ensure his bail in a few days. “On March 4, Mansukh told me to speak to a lawyer for anticipatory bail as he might be arrested. But, the lawyer said anticipatory bail will not be accepted as Mansukh is not an accused,” Vimala said.
Vimala said she saw her husband for the last time on March 4 when he went to meet a police officer named Tawde from Kandivali crime branch for guidance. On March 5, Hiren’s body was fished out from the Mumbra creek in Thane. Thane police said at least five handkerchiefs were tied around his face when Hiren’s body was found.
Meanwhile, The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) declared that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) will probe the case of the suspicious van that was found near Mukesh Ambani’s residence in Mumbai. The NIA in a statement said, “NIA has received orders from MHA, GOI for investigation of case FIR 35/2020 registered at PS Gamdevi on February 25. This case relates to the recovery of explosives from a Mahindra Scorpio parked at Carmichael Road, Mumbai. NIA is in the process of re-registering the case.”