Ambani Bomb Scare: NIA Arrests Mumbai Cop Sachin Vaze After 12 Hours Of Questioning

Ambani Bomb Scare: NIA Arrests  Mumbai  Cop Sachin Vaze After 12 Hours Of QuestioningPolice encounter specialists Sachin Vaze (left) and Pradeep Sharma. (Vikas Khot/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) late Saturday (13 March) night arrested Mumbai Police cop Sachin Vaze after grilling him for 12 hours in connection with the bomb scare at Mukesh Ambani’s Antilia residence, reports Indian Express.

This comes after Mumbai Police removed Vaze from the Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU) of the Crime Branch and placed him in Special Branch amid the uproar over his alleged involvement in the bomb scare and murder of Thane resident Mansukh Hiren.

Assistant Police Inspector, Vaze has been booked by NIA under Sections 120 (B) for criminal conspiracy; 286 for negligent conduct with respect to explosive substance; 465 for forgery; 473 for making or possessing counterfeit seal and 506(2) for criminal intimidation.

It should be noted that NIA had also called in two Assistant Commissioners of Police Nitin Alaknure who serves in the Mumbai Police's Crime Branch and Sripath Kale who serves in the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS). Alaknure was the investigating officer (IO) in the bomb scare case before it was taken over by NIA. Meanwhile, Kale is the IO in the alleged Hiren murder case.