Ambani bomb scare case: NIA produces Sachin Waze's aid Riyaz Kazi before court

Police officer Riyaz Kazi was also seen collecting CCTV footage from Sachin Waze's housing complex in neighbouring Thane, the official said.

Published: 11th April 2021 02:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th April 2021 04:10 PM   |  A+A-

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Riyaz Kazi was shunted out of the Mumbai Crime Branch last month, the official said. (Representational Image)


MUMBAI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday arrested Riyaz Kazi, an associate of suspended Mumbai Police API Sachin Waze and produced him before a holiday court in connection with the Antilia bomb scare and the murder of businessman Mansukh Hiren.

As per sources, the ex-CIU officer Qazi faces charges of destroying important evidence.

Kazi was transferred out of the Mumbai Police Crime Branch earlier in March. Sources said that Kazi destroyed vital evidence related to the case such as a fake number plate and, Digital

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Video Recorder (DVR) of the Society of Sachin Waze's residence. He was seen in several garages where he got fake number plates made and later confiscated the DVRs from all the garages and destroyed them.

Earlier, on Friday, the NIA had recorded the statement of Mahesh Shetty, a bar owner who is close to Sachin Waze, in connection with the above-mentioned case.

Waze, who was Assistant Police Inspector in the Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU) and later transferred to the Citizen Facilitation Centre at Mumbai Police Headquarters after his name came up in Mansukh Hiren's death case, was sent to NIA custody till March 25.

On Friday Waze was produced before a special NIA court that sent him to judicial custody till April 23 in connection with his role and involvement in placing an explosives-laden vehicle near Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani's house Antilia in Mumbai on February 25 and Mansukh Hiren death case.

Hiren, the owner of the vehicle that was found containing explosives materials outside Anitilia, was found dead on March 5 in Thane.

Kazi was shunted out of the Mumbai Crime Branch last month, the official said.


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