NIA to Investigate Mansukh Hiren Death Case, Home Ministry Orders

Mansukh Hiren Death Case NIA will Investigate

Mansukh Hiren Death Case: The Central Investigation Agency (NIA) will now investigate Mansukh Hiren’s death, the owner of a black SUV in the Antilia case. The Union Home Ministry has issued an order in this regard. Hiren’s body was found in a creek in Thane. On March 3, the NIA has already taken over the investigation of an SUV found outside Mukesh Ambani’s home in Mumbai with 20 gelatin sticks and a threatening note. This incident is on 25 February.

Mansukh Hiren Death Case

On March 13, Mumbai Police Officer Sachin Waje was arrested by the Anti-Terrorism Investigation Agency. He has been sent to NIA custody till 25 March. The strings of both cases are connected. The NIA also seized the black coloured Mercedes Benz, which Waje used. Apart from Mercedes, NIA also took Rs 5 lakh cash, a currency note counting machine and some clothes.

Till now, ATS was investigating the case of Hiren’s death, till now it was being investigated by the Maharashtra Police Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS). The Chief Additional Director General Jai Jeet Singh and Deputy Inspector General Shivdeep Lande were monitoring it. Hiren’s dead body was found on March 5, a day after it went missing.

Sources in the Maharashtra Police said that Hiren’s mobile location frequently changed on the night of March 4. The last location of Hiren’s mobile phone was Tungeshwar National Park. On the night of March 4, the previous location was in Vasai city, and then the phone went off. Hiren’s mobile phone is yet to be recovered.

The theft was not stolen, an NIA source attached to the SUV investigation said that Waje was allegedly present near Antilia when the SUV loaded with explosives was parked on 25 February. The controversial API Waje, who was suspended, used a police car (Toyota Innova) to flee the scene. The Innova was later seized from the Mumbai Police Commissioner’s office.

NIA officials suspect that the SUV was never stolen. The vehicle was being used by the Waje and parked in their residential society. After committing the crime, Waje allegedly took a digital video recorder (DVR) to seize CCTV footage of the SUV parked in his community.