Sachin Vaze, who has been arrested by NIA confessed his role in the conspiracy, it’s been said that after a hard probe and interrogation Vaze broke down to the pressure. Moreover, Vaze also expressed his disappointment for being part of this conspiracy. NIA has also seized Vaze’s SUV and is inspecting the car for clues.
A top NIA official told the Media that the “Sachin Vaze is part of the conspirator gang that planted the explosive-laden Scorpio on Carmichael Road (near Antilia) on February 25.”
The officer also alleged that Sachin Vaze had confessed to his role in the entire episode. As per the latest developments, Sachin Vaze has admitted that he was a part of the plot in the Ambani bomb threat case. He also asserted that he was a very small part of the plan and the Shiv Sena leaders named by him played a major role but declined to share more details at this stage.
NIA is still investigating the matter from every angle while Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has raised questions on the investigation stating why a central investigation agency is probing a businessman’s case. On the other hand, BJP leader Ram Kadam has demanded a Narco test for Mumbai police officer Sachin Vaze to know the truth of the case.
It has also come to light that the Innova car seen in the CCTV along with the explosive-laden SUV outside Ambani’s Antilia, belonged to Mumbai the Crime Intelligence Unit, and was generally used by Vaze and his colleagues. 4 members of CIU (2 drivers and 2 officers) were also called by NIA. They have come to join the investigation
Earlier in a press conference, CM Uddhav Thackeray downplayed Vaze’s involvement in the case saying, Sachin Vaze is not Osama Bin Laden. It is not right to target a person, hang him and then investigate.
Meanwhile, Indian Mujahideen terrorist Tehseen Akhtar was questioned for “nearly four hours” inside the Tihar Jail by a team of the Delhi Police’s Special Cell in connection with the Mukesh Ambani bomb scare probe.
Vaze was the lead investigator in the explosives case before it was transferred to the Anti-Terrorism Squad of the Mumbai Police, and later the NIA. On Saturday, he tried to get anticipatory bail from a judge but did not succeed.
The motive behind this entire incident is yet not clear if there was a conspiracy to hurt the Ambani family. The SUV found parked near the Ambani residence had 20 gelatin sticks and a threatening letter. There was, however, no other assembled Improvised Explosive Device (IED) or timer in the vehicle.
Mansukh Hiren, who claimed ownership of the deserted vehicle – told the police that the vehicle was stolen a week earlier – was found dead in a creek in Mumbai on March 5. Hiren’s wife Vimla blamed Sachin Vaze for the murder, claiming that her husband had given the SUV to the police officer months before it mysteriously turned up outside the Ambani residence.