The ongoing probe into the safety scare outdoors industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s home and the alleged homicide of businessman Mansukh Hiran has led the NIA to documents that present some funds, suspected to be bribe cash, being made to officers within the Mumbai Police and the administration, officers stated in Mumbai.
They stated the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is scrutinising the documents unearthed throughout a raid Thursday on a membership at Girgaum in South Mumbai to probe additional the position of now-suspended police officer Sachin Vaze, who’s within the custody of the National Investigation Agency until April 7.
One of the documents exhibits the identify of the workplace in addition to officers by designation and there was an quantity talked about towards their names, and the identical had been tabulated month-wise, the officers stated.
The officers suspect that the quantities talked about towards workplace and officers could possibly be the bribe cash paid each month.
Before sharing additional particulars, the NIA is probably going to search a proof from the club-owner and others in regards to the documents.
The officers stated that if wanted the documents could be shared with Income Tax or CBI authorities for additional probe because the NIA is remitted to probe anti-terror circumstances solely.
They stated the membership was frequented by Waze who had even acquired Naresh Gor and co-accused Vinayak Shinde employed there. Both of them are within the NIA custody at current.
The NIA had Thursday additionally recovered documents pertaining to SIM playing cards procured by way of Gor for his private use. Gor is alleged to have procured the SIM playing cards from Ahmedabad in Gujarat and these had been handed over to Vaze by way of Shinde, the officers stated.
One of those SIM playing cards was utilized by Vaze to give a name to Hiran, which turned out to be the final name earlier than the businessman was killed. The physique of Hiran, who was in possession of the SUV used within the safety scare incident, was present in a creek within the Mumbra city of the neighbouring Thane district on March 5.
Hiran was allegedly killed by Vaze after reviews began surfacing that the case could also be handed over to the central company for probe. Initial investigations instructed that Hiran was referred to as to a spot the place he was made unconscious with the assistance of some medication earlier than being smothered to loss of life.
His car was discovered outdoors Ambani’s home in Mumbai on February 25 with gelatin sticks and a risk be aware.
The NIA has stated within the court docket that Vaze had taken the automotive from Hiran earlier than allegedly planting the explosives and parking it outdoors Ambani’s home on February 25.
Waze was arrested on March 15 by the NIA and is at current within the custody of the company until April 7.
The Maharashtra ATS, which was initially probing the Hiran homicide case, had arrested Gor and Shinde. This case was additionally taken over by the NIA and the duo are within the custody of the company until April 10.