Antilia bomb scare probe: Sachin Vaze's NIA custody extended till April 7
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On Saturday, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) extended suspended Mumbai cop Sachin Vaze's custody till April 7.

Earlier in the day, a special National Investigation Agency court gave permission to the application filed by Sachin Vaze's brother Sudharam. In the application, Sudharam had asked for a 5-minute meeting with Vaze to hand over fresh clothes in the courtroom.

Suspended cop Sachin Vaze was taken to the NIA special court for a hearing in the case.

Earlier in the day, the NIA seized another high-end car allegedly used by arrested-suspended cop Sachin Vaze, the prime accused in the SUV planting case near the home of industrialist Mukesh Ambani. This time it's a white Mercedes which has been found from Panvel in Raigad district, and becomes the 8th of the vehicles seized so far as part of the investigations.

The NIA is trying to ascertain whether the car is in any way linked with the Vaze case or the death of Thane businessman Mansukh Hiren.

Efforts are on to trace an Audi vehicle which was seen in CCTV footages in south Mumbai along with Vaze and another accused, going to an unknown location.

Besides the cars, the NIA has recovered several fake registration number plates, a few bags, Rs 500,000 cash, currency counting machines, clothes, etc from the vehicles as well by divers from the Mithi River last week.

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