The NIA carried out searches at a lodge and a club in south Mumbai and a flat in neighbouring Thane on Thursday in reference to its probe into the Ambani security scare case, and likewise detained a lady, an alleged affiliate of principal accused Sachin Vaze, sources mentioned.
A staff of the National Investigation Agency, which is probing the restoration of an explosives-laden Scorpio close to industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s residence and the homicide of businessman Mansukh Hiran, reached the Soni constructing, the place the lodge and the club are located, round 12.45 pm.
Customers and employees members of the lodge had been requested to vacate the premises, situated close to the Babulnath temple.
During the search, the NIA sleuths additionally made enquiries with a couple of folks on the club and the lodge, the official mentioned. The probe staff left the place after over three hours.
Vaze, a suspended police official whom the NIA arrested final month in reference to the case, had been not too long ago introduced by the probe company to the Babulnath space as a part of its probe, sources mentioned.
Another NIA staff carried out searches at a flat in Mira Road space in Thane district.
According to sources, the flat was in a lady’s possession and was locked for over two weeks, and the identical girl, an alleged affiliate of Vaze, was detained by the company from the airport on Thursday night. However, this was not formally confirmed by the central company.
The gelatin sticks discovered in the automobile close to Ambani’s home had been procured by Vaze himself, NIA sources had claimed on Wednesday.
The NIA on Sunday recovered a laptop computer, a printer, two arduous disks, two automobile quantity plates, two digital video recorders (DVRs) and two CPUs from the Mithi river right here with the assistance of divers.
The company is probing the alleged position of Vaze in parking the explosives-laden SUV close to Ambani’s residence on February 25 and in the homicide of businessman Mansukh Hiran.
The physique of Hiran, who was in possession of the SUV, was discovered in a creek in Mumbra city of neighbouring Thane district on March 5.
Meanwhile, a CCTV footage purportedly displaying Vaze and suspended police constable Vinayak Shinde seating inside a black Audi surfaced on Thursday.
The probe companies to date have seized seven high-end vehicles utilized by Vaze — the Scorpio discovered close to Ambani’s residence, two Mercedes vehicles, a Prado Land Cruiser, a Mitsubishi Outlander, a Volvo, and an Innova.
The CCTV footage which the NIA has obtained is of March 2 and captured at a toll plaza, sources claimed. The central company is but to grab the Audi, they added.
The similar automotive had been earlier discovered parked on the Mumbai Police Commissioner’s workplace, sources mentioned.