A Mumbai court has on Wednesday extended the NIA custody of suspended Mumbai police officer Sachin Vaze till April 9, in the case of an explosives-laden SUV found near industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s residence and the death of businessman Mansukh Hiran.
Special NIA Court Judge P.R. Sitre extended Vaze’s custody to the probe agency till April 9, after the NIA had sought the same for further probe into the case.
Meanwhile, two other accused in the case, suspended police constable Vinayak Shinde and cricket bookie Naresh Gor were remanded to 14-day judicial custody by the court.
Further, the special NIA court also allowed the CBI to question Vaze in connection with its preliminary enquiry into the allegations of corruption levelled by senior police officer Param Bir Singh against former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.
Vaze was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on March 13, shortly after the agency took over the Mukesh Ambani bomb scare case. He was taken into custody for his alleged role and involvement into the death of Mansukh Hiran, who was in possession of the vehicle in the Ambani bomb scare case.
Investigation into Hiran’s death was being probed by Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), till the Union home ministry handed over the probe to the NIA.