In the latest development in the Mukesh Ambani bomb scare and Mansukh Hiren death case, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested Shiv Sena leader and former encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma, reports ANI.
The arrest was made at the Mumbai office of NIA, just three hours after the NIA team conducted searches at the residence of Pradeep Sharma in Mumbai’s Andheri (east) area. As per the sources, Sharma is being taken to the JJ Hospital for the medical test and will be produced before a court later today.
Early this morning, an NIA team along with the Mumbai Police, swooped at his Andheri home, carried out searches and later detained Sharma for questioning.
The NIA action came in the sensational case of the SUV with 20 gelatin sticks and a threat note abandoned near Antilia, home of industrialist Mukesh Ambani on February 25.
Soon after that, the police recovered the body of the SUV owner from the Thane Creek marshes on March 5, as both the cases triggered a massive political row.
Sharma, a controversial former Senior Police Inspector and later a Shiv Sena activist had been earlier interrogated by the NIA a couple of times last April for the same cases.
Last week, the NIA had arrested two other persons Santosh Atmaram Shelar and Anand Pandurang Jadhav, both from a slum pocket in Kurar village of Malad east for their roles in the twin cases.
Police sources said that after their custodial interrogation more details of Sharma emerged and culminated in the day's action.
With IANS Inputs
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