Millennium Post (Kolkata)

Mumbai Police start process of dismissing Waze from service


MUMBAI: Mumbai Police have initiated theprocess of dismissing from service suspended cop Sachin Waze, arrested by the NIA in the case of an explosives-laden SUV found near industrial­ist MukeshAmba­ni's residence and the murder of businessma­n Mansukh Hiran, sources said on Tuesday.

The National Investigat­ion Agency (NIA) arrested assistant police inspector (API) Waze on March 13. The city police's special branch recently wrote to the Maharashtr­a Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and sought documents pertaining to the case.

It had also a copy of the FIR registered in connection with Hiran's murder and the statement of the businessma­n's wife in which she raised suspicion over Waze's role in his death, a police official said.

The ATS has provided the documents to the Mumbai Police, he said. The special branch had also sought similar informatio­n from the NIA, the official said.

After receiving the documents, the special branch recently initiated the process to dismissing Waze from service under Article 311 of the Constituti­on, sources said.

Based on the documents received from the ATS and the NIA, the special branch will send a proposal to the government to dismiss Waze from service and a decision will be taken accordingl­y, they said.

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