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‘Waze denies having been using Thane bizman’s SUV since November’ | India News


MUMBAI: Opposition leader in the state assembly, Devendra Fadnavis, said on Wednesday that police tracked down the Innova following the explosives-laden SUV, which was found abandoned near the residence of industrialist Mukesh Ambani. After parking the Scorpio, the driver got out and drove off in the Innova. Innova’s last location was on Thane. “The vehicle is expected to provide some clues to solve the case,” said a source.
A senior police officer said: “We would not like to comment on the development as the investigation is ongoing and revealing something could hamper our investigation.”
Meanwhile, Assistant Inspector Sachin Waze, who has come under scrutiny in the murder of Scorpio owner Mansukh Hiran, was pursued by the media Wednesday for comment. He declined to comment, but sources said Waze has denied the Anti-Terror Squad had been using Hiran’s vehicle since last November. Hiran’s wife, Vimla, in her statement to the ATS, had alleged that Waze had been using the Scorpio.
Sources said Waze has not commented on Vimla’s statement that she killed her husband. Sources said Waze told ATS that there were several police officers who knew Hiran. Thane ATS team recorded the statement of Hiren’s wife, Vimla, and their son Meet, on Wednesday.
Vimala has also said that the mask found on the body was not the one her husband was wearing when he left home. Aside from mobile phones, a one-and-a-half tola gold chain, a sapphire-encrusted gold ring, a Titan watch, 5-6 ATM cards, and cash are missing. Thane BJP officer Sandeep Lele delivered a letter to Thane Police Commissioner asking them to provide security cover for Hiran’s family and his wife Vimla.
Fadnavis had told the assembly Tuesday that Hiran’s wife, Vimla, had said in her statement to police that after the Scorpio was found outside Ambani’s residence, Waze had accompanied him for police questioning. “He says it was Waze who wrote a letter saying that Hiran was being harassed by the police,” Fadnavis had alleged. He also said that Waze was demanding that Hiran be arrested.

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