In connection with an extortion case, Mumbai’s Esplanade Court on Saturday extended the policy custody of dismissed assistant police inspector (API) Sachin Waze until November 13th.
Furthermore, under Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) 164, the court has authorised the application and statement of a witness in the case to be recorded on November 8. A request for the same had been made by the crime branch.
On July 23, a charge of extortion was filed at Goregaon Police Station against Sachin Waze, former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh, and others, and the investigation was turned over to the Mumbai Crime Branch.
On November 1, the judge ordered Waze to be held in jail until November 6. Waze, on the other hand, was being held in detention for ten days by the authorities.
On Saturday, Waze was brought before a holiday court after his remand had ended. The police requested a seven-day extension of his detention for more investigation, which the court granted until November 13th.
Bimal Agrawal, a builder-turned-hotelier, had filed a complaint against Waze and Singh, alleging that the accused extorted Rs 900,000 from him in exchange for not conducting a raid on two pubs and restaurants he co-owned, as well as forcing him to buy two smartphones for Rs 292,000 for them.
The Chandiwal Judicial Commission had issued a bailable warrant for Param Bir Singh in connection with a $100 million suspected corruption investigation.
Former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, who has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), was accused of engaging in “malpractices” and ordered suspended Mumbai Police officer Sachin Waze to collect a monthly sum of Rs 100 crores, according to Singh.
In March, the National Inquiry Agency (NIA) arrested Waze in connection with an investigation into the seizure of explosives from a car parked near Mukesh Ambani’s Mumbai home.
On February 25, the fired officer is suspected of driving an explosives-laden car near the Reliance Industries chairman’s house.
Waze was also charged with the assassination of Mansukh Hiren, the owner of the vehicle discovered with the explosives. On March 5, Hiren was discovered dead in Thane.
Waze was fired from the company in May 2021.
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