Saturday, 10 April 2021 Enforcement Directorate (ED) investigations into money laundering in the Television Rating Points (TRP) manipulation scam has thrown up a Sachin Waze link. Officials found the now-suspended assistant inspector, through an inspector of the Mumbai crime branch, had extorted Rs 30 lakh from Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) for not harassing its executives.
In the latest development in Mansukh Hiren death case, a CCTV footage has surfaced purportedly showing Sachin Waze going to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus at 7 pm on March 05. Waze had taken a local train to Thane that day. He was brought to CSMT on April 05 for scene recreation. Officials from Pune's Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) were also present. Waze is an accused in the death case of Mansukh Hiran, the businessman who owned the explosive-laden car parked outside Mukesh Ambani's house Antilia on February 25. Body of Mansukh Hiren was found at Kalwa creek in Thane on March 05.
"We have complete faith in NIA and judiciary," said Sachin Waze's brother Sudharm on April 03. The Special Court today extended the National Investigation Agency (NIA) custody of suspended Mumbai Police officer Sachin Waze till April 7 while also directing NIA to provide all medical aid to Waze. Waze is an accused in Mansukh Hiren death case. Waze was in NIA custody till March 25, for his alleged role and involvement in placing the explosives-laden vehicle outside the residence of Ambani. Later his custody was extended till April 3.
Mehbooba Mufti was questioned by Enforcement Directorate in money laundering case on March 25 in Srinagar. After being questioned, she said that "dissent has been criminalized in this country." "Questions were asked regarding sale of land that was owned by Mufti Saheb and me in Bijbehara and use of the chief minister's secret funds... Dissent has been criminalized in this country. This country is ruled by ED, CBI or NIA. Whoever speaks up, ED and NIA are used against them. The nation is not running according to the Constitution of India but according to the agenda of a particular party," said Mehbooba Mufti.
Mehbooba Mufti appeared before the Enforcement Directorate in J&K’s Srinagar. The PDP president was at the ED in connection with a money laundering case. Mufti reached the ED on March 25 to face questioning in the case. The PDP president did not appear before the agency in Delhi on Monday. Mufti cited she had prior commitments that could not be cancelled. Her request to ED officials that she be questioned in Srinagar was accepted. Heavy security force was deployed outside the Enforcement Directorate office. Watch the full video for more.
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CBI has booked former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh over corruption allegations. The probe agency also carried out searches at various locations in Mumbai on Saturday. Corruption charges against Deshmukh were levelled by ex-Mumbai top cop Param Bir Singh. CBI had carried out preliminary enquiry on Bombay HC orders to look into the allegations. Officials said CBI got enough prima facie material during enquiry to start a formal probe. CBI has registered an FIR against Deshmukh under the Prevention of Corruption Act. After lodging case, CBI started a search operation at a number of locations in Mumbai. On March 25, Param Bir Singh filed criminal PIL seeking a CBI probe against Deshmukh. Singh claimed Deshmukh had asked cops including suspended Sachin Waze to extort money. Singh had made the revelations after he was transferred as Mumbai Police Commissioner. Deshmukh, who is an NCP leader, resigned from the State cabinet on April 5.
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Union Minister and BJP leader Prakash Javadekar lashed out at Maharashtra government over extortion allegations against Anil Deshmukh and Sachin Waze case. "It is clear that Maharashtra's Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) is actually 'Maha Vasooli Aghadi'. Its common minimum programme is 'collect money through police'," said Prakash Javadekar.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has said that there is a political conspiracy behind arrested cop Sachin Vaze naming Anil Parab in his latest letter. ‘There have been efforts from day one to topple the Maharashtra government. The faces of those who are trying to topple the government are coming to light. A new trend has come to light wherein people who are in jail write letters. People in jail write letters and they are considered as evidence,’ Raut said. Waze had written a letter to the NIA claiming that Maharashtra ministers had asked him to illegally collect money for them. BJP leaders had cited the allegations to demand Anil Parab’s resignation. Watch the full video for all the details.
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