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Sachin Vaze under scanner for destroying 5 mobiles on day Hiran’s body found: Source

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Mumbai: As per the recent developments in the Ambani security scare case, two Mumbai police inspectors and a senior police officer are reportedly under the scanner in connection with Mansukh Hiran’s murder and are likely to be summoned by the NIA in a day or two. The key accused, Sachin Vaze, has reportedly told NIA that on March 6, a day after Hiran’s body was found, he destroyed five mobile phones, including his official one, sources said adding that Vaze was using 13 phones.

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As of now, the NIA is taking help of forensic experts to retrieve the data of Vaze’s official mobile phone, which would be used as a digital evidence in the Hiran murder case.

A hotelier, whose statement was recorded by the NIA on Thursday, has reportedly said that on March 3, when he went to hand over the ‘hafta collection’ to former Mumbai top cop, Vaze, he had seen him, Hiran, arrested constable Vinayak Shinde and a cop of the crime branch in a meeting. As per sources, NIA wants to interrogate this inspector.

NIA also wants to investigate a senior cop who had allegedly called up a businessman from South Mumbai to pay a bill of Rs 13 lakh for Vaze’s stay in a five-star hotel. The businessman reportedly told NIA that he had lodged a complaint that a jeweller had cheated him of Rs 50 or 60 lakh, and the senior cop had told him that if he paid the hotel bill, he will help him recover his money.

ATS, through its investigations, has come to a conclusion that the plot to kill Hiran was hatched on March 2 during a two-hour meeting Vaze held with two of his colleagues at police headquarters. A detailed investigation report supporting the same has been handed over by ATS of the last 15 days.

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