The NIA or National Investigation Agency has seized another high-end vehicle that was used by Sachin Waze. However, this time the vehicle is registered in the name of Sachin himself. Unlike, earlier, where the vehicle was registered in someone else’s name. The vehicle that has now been seized is a SUV named Mitsubishi Outlander.
The Outlander was seized by National Investigation Agency from Kamothe, Navi Mumbai. Despite the vehicle being registered to Waze, he claims that he sold the SUV to one of his colleagues who worked for the Crime Intelligence Unit or CIU.
“Our team traced the Outlander to Kamothe. The said vehicle was previously owned by Vaze and he told us that he had sold the said vehicle to one of his colleagues and the colleague had also paid an initial amount of Rs 1.50 lakh for the vehicle. We have not seized the vehicle so far. We are also examining a businessman from Gujarat, who was instrumental in providing SIM cards to Naresh Gor, which were subsequently used in the crime by Vaze. The said businessman is one of the witnesses in our case and his statement was earlier recorded by Maharashtra ATS,” said an official.
This is not the first vehicle that has been seized in this case. The first vehicle that was seized was a Mercedes-Benz GLC that was being used by Sachin himself. He used it regularly for his commutes to the police commissioner’s office. But the vehicle is registered in the name of Manisha Bhavsar. The luxury SUV also had a note counting machine along with Rs. 5 lakhs cash. Also, the license plate that was on the Mercedes-Benz GLC belonged to a Scorpio. Along with all this, there was also some clothes in the SUV. The SUV was purchased in February for Rs. 28 lakhs through an online car selling website.
There is also a former owner of the GLC SUV who is a tour and travels operator in Dhule, Northern Maharashtra. His name is Saransh Bhavsar and is of 27 years. On asking about the vehicle he said “I don’t know who Sachin Vaze is. I heard his name for the first time on Tuesday when media started showing the Mercedes, mentioning his name, I do not have any connection with Vaze.”
Then the two more luxury SUVs were seized. There was a Mercedes-Benz ML250 luxury SUV and a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado. The Prado was found in Saket while the location of the Mercedes-Benz ML250 is not yet known. More recently, a Volvo XC90 premium SUV was also seized because it was linked to Sachin Waze. The XC90 was seized from Daman in connection to the death of the Thane-based Mansukh Hiren. The Volvo has been parked at the ATS office in Thane.
A Toyota Innova and a Mahindra Scorpio have already been seized by NIA. This makes the total number of vehicles that are seized to 7. Some of the vehicles are currently parked at National Investigation Agency’s office at Cumballa Hill on Pedder Road.