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Waze case: 'Government officials' were paid 'bribes' month-wise, NIA documents reveal
Sachin Waze, the suspended police officer, who is at the epicentre of the NIA probe would frequent the club.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has stumbled upon documents that reveal that payments, suspected to be bribe money, was paid to government officials and officials in the police department in Maharashtra. The NIA recovered the documents during a raid on a club at Girgaum in south Mumbai on Thursday, during the probe in the death of businessman Mansukh Hiran. Hiran, the owner of the SUV recovered from outside Antilia, the residence of Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, was found dead on March 5.
"One of the documents shows the name of the office as well as officers by designation and there was an amount mentioned against their names, and the same had been tabulated month-wise," an official was cited as saying by news agency PTI. The NIA officials probing the matter suspect that the amounts may have been paid as bribe money.
According to the report, the NIA is expected to seek a further explanation from the club owner. Sachin Waze, the suspended police officer, who is at the epicentre of the NIA probe would frequent the club.
Hiran, the owner of the SUV was allegedly murdered by Waze after reports started coming in that the probe of the Antilia security scare case would be handed over to the NIA. Hiran's body was found in a creek in Mumbra, in the Thane district on March 5. Hiran's mysterious death further complicated the probe regarding the security scare outside Antilia, in which a vehicle, with 2.5 kg of explosives was found parked outside Antilia on February 25.
Probe pointed the needle towards Hiran, the owner of the SUV. However, NIA, in a court, said that Waze had taken the car from Hiran before allegedly planting gelatin sticks in the vehicle and parking it outside Antilia. The NIA arrested Waze on March 15. He is currently in NIA custody till April 7.