The special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Wednesday extended the remand of suspended police officer Sachin Vaze by two more days, till April 9. Vaze's custody was ending today.
Suspended constable Vinayak Shinde and bookie Naresh Gor, accused in the Mansukh Hiren murder case, remanded in judicial custody by NIA court.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday (April 6) recorded statements of a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) posted with the Mumbai crime branch to verify some of the information that has surfaced during the probe. The DCP was reportedly present in Sachin Vaze's Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU) office when Vaze had met Mansukh Hiran on March 3. On March 5, Hiran's body was found in a creek in Mumbra. The NIA late on Monday night took Vaze to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) from where he had boarded a train to Thane on the day of Hiran's murder.
"During the probe, it got revealed that a DCP rank officer of the Mumbai Crime Branch had visited Vaze's office on March 3. On that day, Vaze had a meeting with Mansukh Hiran. We wanted to speak to the DCP to ascertain what was his purpose of visit to Vaze's office and verify some information that has come to light during the probe," said an investigator.
The NIA late on Monday night took suspended police officer Vaze to the CSMT from where he had boarded a train to Thane on the day of Hiran's murder.
In a CCTV footage of March 4, Vaze was seen taking a train from the CSMT to Thane, hence a team of the NIA took Vaze to the CSMT to recreate the scene, officials said.
Later, the NIA also took Vaze to the Mumbra creek in Thane district where Hiran's body was found on March 5.