Mumbai Police In The Process Of Dismissing Controversial Cop Sachin Waze Based On NIA Report

Swarajya Staff

Apr 13, 2021, 02:38 PM | Updated 02:38 PM IST

Sachin Vaze (L) and the abandoned SUV with explosives found near Ambani’s house (R) (Source: @Viren24901409/Twitter)
Sachin Vaze (L) and the abandoned SUV with explosives found near Ambani’s house (R) (Source: @Viren24901409/Twitter)

Mumbai police is in the process of dismissing Sachin Waze, based on a report submitted by the National Investigation Agency, NIA according to a report published in Times of India.

NIA is investigating Waze’s actions in parking an explosive-laden SUV close to Reliance chairman Mukesh Ambani’s residential building and later the alleged murder of the SUV owner.

Waze’s dismissal is likely to happen under Article 311(2) of the Indian Constitution.

The article deals with the dismissal, removal or reduction in rank of those employed in civil capacities under the Union or a state. Under the article, the competent authority has the power to dismiss an erring officer. If the authority is satisfied that the official can be dismissed, they have the power to take action without conducting a departmental probe.

“We’ve received the report from NIA on Waze’s involvement and invoking of UAPA. Waze was involved in anti-national activities (planting explosives), which is enough material to proceed for his dismissal. We have started the process and are taking legal opinion,”, a senior Indian Police Service IPS official said.

Waze, who joined the force as a state police officer in the 1990s, was suspended in 2004 following his involvement in the alleged custodial death of one Khwaja Yunus (27) in January 2003.

After repeated failed attempts to get reinstated, Waze submitted a resignation in 2007, which was not accepted. He also joined Shivsena in 2008.

Last year June, Waze was reinstated to the crime branch.

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