The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has seized a Benelli 6000 GT on Monday. The bike was used by suspended police officer Sachin Vaze for long-distance touring. There are quite a few videos of Sachin Vaze using the bike in Ladakh and other parts of India. The police suspect that the bike is registered in the name of a woman associate of Vaze.
NIA has seized quite a long list of high-end vehicles in connection to the Anitillia bomb case. This is the ninth vehicle that the team has seized in connection to the case. The Benelli bike was being used by Sachin for the last four years as per sources. It is the 6000 GT, which now has been discontinued in the Indian market.
The team of forensic experts are currently working on the bike. They are present at the spot and conducting a detailed and thorough inspection of the bike to get out all the information. The bike has the registration MH04 GX 9696 and it is registered to Meena George.
Who is Meena George?
Meena George is the same woman who accompanied Sachin Vaze to the Trident Hotel in Mumbai on 16th February. It was only a few days before the Mahindra Scorpio laden with Gelatin sticks was found parked outside the Mukesh Ambani’s house.
There are numerous videos of Sachin Vaze using the bike in different locations in India including a trip to Ladakh with a popular YouTuber. The videos are around four years old.
NIA has already questioned Meena on multiple occasions last week. She remains a suspect in the Ambani bomb scare case. NIA questioned her at her residence and then again at the NIA office for two days.
The ninth vehicle seized
NIA has seized several high-end vehicles in connection to the case. Starting with the Mercedes-Benz GLC, which was used by Sachin Vaze to reach his office regularly. The cops have also seized a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado and a Volvo XC90, which was found abandoned in Daman. The Toyota Land Cruiser was seized from outside the home of Sachin Vaze. The cops have even seized a Mitsubishi Outlander.
The cops have also seized the Mahindra Scorpio, which carried the Gelatin sticks and was parked near the Ambani’s house in February. The Toyota Innova, which was spotted accompanying the Scorpio is also in police custody. There are a few other vehicles that the NIA team has seized over the last few weeks.
How the story unfolded?
Sachin Vaze, who remained suspended for years was reinstated recently. He was working on several high-profile cases including the TRP scam. On February 25th, a Mahindra Scorpio with gelatin sticks was found parked outside the residence of Mukesh Ambani in Mumbai. There was a threat note for Mukesh Ambani and his wife Nita Ambani too.
The cops seized the Mahindra Scorpio and traced it back to a Thane-based automobile part dealer – Mansukh Hiren. Hiren had filed a stolen vehicle report for the vehicle on February 17. On March 5th, Mansukh Hiren was found dead in a creek near Mumbai.
Hiren’s wife claimed that Sachin Vaze, the IO in the case was using the Mahindra Scorpio for four months and returned it back in February. She also accused Vaze of having a role in her husband’s death.
Vaze was transferred to the Citizen Facilitation Centre (CFC) unit of the Mumbai Police. Later, NIA took over the case from Mumbai Anti-Terrorism Squad, the agency that arrested Vaze for parking the vehicle outside Ambani’s residence. The situation has gone out of control right now with a new angle every other day.