Mumbai: As part of the investigation in the Mansukh Hiren death case, the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Thursday evening recreated the crime scene.
According to an ATS officer, a dummy of Hiren’s body was thrown into the creek where his body was found on March 5.
The case pertains to an abandoned vehicle carrying unassembled explosive materials found at Carmichael Road in South Mumbai on February 25, near the house of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani.
The owner of the vehicle, Hiren, was found dead in a creek in the Thane district last Friday. Now, ATS Maharashtra is investigating this case as a murder case.
NIA received orders
Soon after, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) received orders from the Ministry of Home Affairs to probe the case.
Earlier this week, Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis demanded the arrest of Assistant Police Inspector Sachin Vaze, who was the Investigative Officer in the Antilia bomb scare case at the beginning of the probe, before he was replaced by an ACP-level officer.
Something fishy, says Thackeray as NIA enters probe
Earlier, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said, “There is something fishy and hence the case has been taken over by the NIA. We will ensure that whatever is fishy is exposed”.
It may be mentioned that barely 48 hours after Hiren’s body was fished out of the Thane Creek wetlands near Mumbra town on March 5, the state government had asked the ATS to take over the case from the Thane Police.
With inputs from agencies