Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP, has claimed that he had warned some party leaders about suspended assistant police inspector Sachin Vaze, who’s the prime accused in the Mansukh Hiren murder case being probed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA). Vaze is at the moment within the NIA’s custody.
“When there was a plan to reinstate Sachin Vaze into the Maharashtra police force, I had informed some leaders that he could create problems for us. [I felt] his behaviour and style of working could lead to some troubles for the government,” Sanjay Raut informed the media on Monday.
The Sena chief refused to call the leaders in query, however famous that “they are well aware of my conversation with them”. He mentioned his expertise as a journalist gave him this perception into Vaze’s potential to create hassle and famous that “a person is not bad, but sometimes a particular situation makes him so.”
Sachin Vaze had earlier been suspended in 2004 over the custodial loss of life of Khwaja Yunus, a suspect within the Ghatkopar bomb blast of 2002. He was only reinstated last year.
“Taught us a lesson”
Sanjay Raut additionally said that the controversy surrounding Sachin Vaze at the moment has taught the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) authorities in Maharashtra a lesson.
“It was good in a way that it happened and taught us some lessons,” Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Raut mentioned.
When requested about Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s alleged support for Sachin Vaze, Sanjay Raut mentioned there was not sufficient info on the time.
“The chief minister supported him, but with his [Vaze’s] activities having surfaced, there is no reason to shield the officer,” he said.
On Anil Deshmukh
Asked concerning the remark in Shiv Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ that referred to Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) as an ‘accidental home minister’, Sanjay Raut mentioned Deshmukh is a gentleman.
“He must have gone through a lot of trouble and hardship while handling a crucial portfolio like the home ministry. I had even spoken to him and told him that he would face a lot of criticism,” mentioned Sanjay Raut.
In a letter to the Maharashtra chief minister, former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh accused Anil Deshmukh of instructing Sachin Vaze to gather Rs 100 crores every month from companies in Mumbai. Denying the costs, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh mentioned Param Bir Singh made the allegations after he was eliminated as Mumbai police chief on account of “serious lapses” of “unpardonable nature” within the Antilia bomb scare case.
The Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress are a part of a coalition authorities in Maharashtra.
The Mansukh Hiren homicide – Antilia bomb scare case
On February 25, an explosive-laden vehicle was planted close to industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s residence in Mumbai, Antilia. Before it was discovered, the car was within the possession of Thane-based businessman Mansukh Hiren.
On March 5, the physique of deceased Hiren was present in a creek in Mumbai.
Earlier in February, Hiren had filed a police criticism alleging that his automotive had been stolen.
Assistant police inspector Sachin Vaze was the investigating officer of the case. Hiren’s spouse alleged that Vaze was concerned within the homicide of her husband. She mentioned he had been utilizing the car in query between November final yr and February this yr.
Sachin Vaze was interrogated, arrested and despatched to police custody on March 13.
The case is at the moment being investigated by the NIA.
(With inputs from PTI)