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Antilia explosives scare: NIA court rejects Sachin Waze’s bail plea

Dismissed police officer Sachin Waze's bail plea has been rejected by a special NIA court. Waze is accused of planting an explosive-laden SUV outside Mukesh Ambani's residence and killing the vehicle owner. NIA claims Waze tried to persuade the owner to take the blame and paid someone to have him killed. Waze denies the charges and claims the act was not an act of terror.

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Updated on Sep 16, 2023 11:33 PM IST

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: The city’s newest hot spots

Summary: Mumbai's most famous locations for spotting celebrities include the doorstep of Manish Malhotra's bungalow, the compound outside Sharad Pawar's residence, the concourse outside Antilia (the Ambani residence), the frontage of Galaxy apartments, the entrance to Siddhi Vinayak temple, the threshold of Mumbai's international airport, the approach to Gateway of India Jetty, the vestibule at Sportsfield, the portico of Sabyasachi showroom, and the lead up to Bandra Yoga Studio.

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: The city’s newest hot spots
Updated on Aug 26, 2023 07:31 PM IST

Antilia bomb scare case: Supreme Court grants bail to ex-cop Pradeep Sharma

Supreme Court grants bail to ex-Mumbai cop Pradeep Sharma, accused in Antilia bomb scare case and Mansukh Hiran's killing.

Former Mumbai police officer Pradeep Sharma. (Photo by Pramod Thakur/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Aug 23, 2023 11:08 AM IST

Sachin Waze moves NIA court seeking home food in prison

Waze moved a plea because of his diabetic condition after which the court asked the prosecution and the prison authorities to respond to his plea and posted it for another hearing on Wednesday.

“The high level of diabetes has now affected the eyes of the Applicant wherein he is at a high risk of losing his vision due to glaucoma. Thus, a course of injections was administered in one of his eyes to prevent further deterioration,” Waze has stated in his application. Besides, he said that during his last visit to an ophthalmologist, an eye specialist, on April 13, the doctors asked the prison authority to give him a strict diabetic diet and medicines without fail. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 25, 2023 12:24 AM IST

Ex-Mumbai cop Sachin Waze seeks to turn approver in Antilia bomb scare case

Waze is already an approver in the corruption case registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation against former home minister Anil Deshmukh.

Dismissed police officer Sachin Waze during a court appearance. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 09, 2023 01:29 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Dismissed cop Kazi part of Antilia breach conspiracy: Court

Dismissed cop Riyazuddin Kazi aided and abetted Sachin Vaze, prime accused in Antilia explosive scare, in collecting evidence with intent to destroy it, a special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court has observed.

The NIA arrested Vaze on March 9 after interrogating him for several hours. The agency arrested Kazi on April 10, alleging that he was part of the larger conspiracy. A special NIA court rejected Kazi’s bail plea on March 1., 2022. (HT FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Mar 05, 2022 01:26 AM IST
ByVinay Dalvi, Mumbai

Shreya Dhanwanthary recalls surprising detail about air conditioning at Antilia

Shreya Dhanwanthary remembered the time she visited Mukesh Ambani’s home Antilia for an event in honour of Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla. Here is what she said about her experience.

Shreya Dhanwanthary said that she had a great conversation with Amitabh Bachchan at Antilia.
Updated on Dec 01, 2021 01:03 PM IST

‘Disclose whereabouts’: Supreme Court tells Param Bir Singh

Param Bir Singh was declared a proclaimed offender by a Mumbai court on Wednesday in an extortion case. The crime branch of Mumbai Police, which is probing the case, had sought the proclamation against Singh, saying that the IPS officer could not be traced.

Param Bir Singh, posted as DG (Home Guards), last attended his office in May.
Published on Nov 18, 2021 01:14 PM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Mumbai Police detain 1 person in Antilia security scare case

An inquiry has been initiated into the situation and the situation is being monitored by a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP)-rank officer.

According to the police, the taxi driver was standing near Killa court in south Mumbai on Monday afternoon when a WagonR (silver colour) pulled over and its occupants asked him about the location of industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s residence Antilia.(HT File photo)
Published on Nov 09, 2021 12:03 PM IST
By | Written by Shivani Kumar | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Mumbai police tighten security around Antilia

According to police, a cab driver visited Azad Maidan police station on Monday afternoon and said that two people in a WagonR car stopped near him at Killa Court and asked for the address of Antilia.

The incident came months after police found a Scorpio car abandoned near Antilia with 20 loose gelatin sticks and a threat letter addressed to Mukesh Ambani on February 25. (Agencies)
Updated on Nov 09, 2021 05:26 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Param Bir Singh may have fled India using fake passport: Investigating agencies

A senior official stated that a forged passport is the only way a person against whom a Lookout Circular has been issued can cross the immigration section at any airport in the country.

Param Bir Singh was removed as the commissioner of Mumbai Police in March, following the Antilia bomb scare and the subsequent Mansukh Hiren murder cases. (HT File Photo)
Published on Oct 05, 2021 06:22 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Ten DCPs paid 40 cr each to Deshmukh, Parab: Sachin Vaze tells ED

In the statement recorded by ED on June 19 at Taloja jail, 52-year-old Vaze claimed that Deshmukh and Parab were not happy with Singh’s order regarding transfer and postings of the 10 DCPs and had got the order reversed.

Dismissed Mumbai Police officer Sachin Vaze is lodged in Taloja jail in connection with cases pertaining to Antilia explosives scare and the subsequent murder of Thane trader Mansukh Hiran. (HT photo)
Updated on Sep 17, 2021 03:59 AM IST
ByVinay Dalvi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Sachin Waze planted bombs near Antilia to regain ‘supercop’ clout, says NIA

The NIA mentioned in its chargesheet that the entire conspiracy was hatched for ‘monetary gains’ by terrorising wealthy individuals and to extort money.

Suspended police officer Sachin Waze during a court appearance. (PTI)
Published on Sep 08, 2021 03:11 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Former cop Pradeep Sharma was paid cash to kill Mansukh Hiran: CBI

The CBI chargesheet said Sharma was paid a “huge amount of cash” for the killing, by the prime conspirator in the case, and that he got Mansukh Hiran killed through his accomplice Santosh Shelar.

Former encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma outside NIA office at Peddar Road, in Mumbai, on April 7. (HT file photo)
Updated on Sep 08, 2021 02:04 AM IST
By, Vinay Dalvi, Hindustan Times, Mumbai

Antilia case: Charge sheet filed against all 10 accused

Statements of 20 important witnesses have been recorded before metropolitan magistrates and they are declared by the federal agency as “protected witnesses”

Sachin Vaze.
Updated on Sep 04, 2021 02:43 AM IST
ByVinay Dalvi, Hindustan Times, Mumbai

Encounter specialist cop Pradeep Sharma arrested over Antilia bomb scare

NIA officials said Pradeep Sharma had a role to play in the “larger conspiracy” in which 20 loose gelatin sticks were planted in a Scorpio parked outside billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s South Mumbai residence on February 25

Pradeep Sharma is the fifth policeman to be arrested by the NIA, which has so far held 10 persons in connection with this case.
Updated on Jun 18, 2021 04:29 AM IST
ByManish K Pathak and Charul Shah, Mumbai

News updates from HT: Over 5.7L vials of anti-black fungus to be out in June

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Centre said it has taken a slew of measures to ensure mucormycosis medicine Amphotericin-B is available in the country adequately(HT_PRINT)
Published on May 21, 2021 04:57 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Suspended cop Sachin Vaze dismissed from service, say Mumbai Police

Sachin Vaze was arrested by the NIA in March. He has been named main accused in Antilia bomb scare and death of Thane businessman Mansukh Hiran.

File photo of Sachin Vaze.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 11, 2021 09:26 PM IST
By | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Mumbai cop Sunil Mane remanded in judicial custody in Mansukh Hiran murder probe

Sunil Mane was arrested by the NIA on April 23, following a lengthy interrogation in connection with the two inter-connected cases and then remanded in the federal agency’s custody.

Sunil Mane was produced before the special court on Saturday as his earlier remand came to an end (File photo)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on May 02, 2021 12:51 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Vaze’s colleague sent to judicial custody in antilia case

Kazi was produced before the court as the period of his NIA custody ended on Friday.

Sachin Vaze. (File photo)
Updated on Apr 17, 2021 07:02 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Mumbai

Mumbai cop Riyaz Kazi arrested by NIA, agency says he helped Sachin Vaze

Sachin Vaze is being investigated in connection with the Antilia bomb scare case. The NIA is investigating the case, along with the death of Thane businessman Mansukh Hiran, whose car was found parked outside Mukesh Ambani's residence with gelatin sticks.

A team of NIA and forensics experts recreates the crime scene by taking Sachin Vaze to a spot at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus as part of the investigation into the Mansukh Hiran death case, in Mumbai.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Apr 11, 2021 11:52 AM IST
By | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

'Anil Deshmukh demanded 2 crore...': Sachin Vaze in explosive letter to NIA

Sachin Vaze made the sensational claim in a letter which he tried to submit before a special NIA court here.

Sachin Vaze was arrested in connection with the Ambani security scare case.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Apr 07, 2021 09:58 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh

26.50 lakh withdrawn from Sachin Vaze's joint account after arrest: NIA

The bank account had ₹26.50 lakh on the day of Sachin Vaze's arrest on March 13. However, the cash was found to be withdrawn on March 18, Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh told the court

The special court extended the custody of Sachin Vaze till April 7 after the investigating agency told the court that it had recovered
Updated on Apr 03, 2021 07:28 PM IST
PTI | , Mumbai

NIA takes Sachin Vaze to Mithi River; finds hard disk, vehicle number plate

Vaze has been arrested in connection with the security scare case related to industrialist Mukesh Ambani and is also a suspect in the murder of Thane businessman Mansukh Hiran.

A diver showing the number plate found in Mithi River(ANI Twitter)
Published on Mar 28, 2021 05:05 PM IST
Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Being made a scapegoat, says Sachin Vaze; in custody till April 3

NIA officials have said that Vaze is the man behind the Antilla explosives case. On February 25, a green Scorpio was found parked outside billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s residence.

Mumbai: Police officer Sachin Vaze being taken to a court by National Investigation Agency (NIA) for a hearing in connection with a probe into the recovery of explosives from a car parked near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's house, in Mumbai, Thursday, March 25, 2021. (PTI)
Published on Mar 26, 2021 04:33 AM IST

UAPA slapped on Sachin Vaze in Antilia case

NIA has used sections 16 and 18 of the anti-terror law against Vaze, claiming that an individual/or group of persons planning such a conspiracy can be booked under terror charges.

Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Pune (CFSL) team with NIA forensic experts recreate the crime scene by taking suspended API Sachin Vaze to the spot where the explosive-laden Scorpio was found outside Antilla on February 25, in Mumbai, Saturday, March 20, 2021.(PTI)
Published on Mar 25, 2021 04:39 AM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan, New Delhi

Param Bir Singh, asked by SC to approach HC, withdraws plea against Deshmukh

Singh was shunted in connection with the Ambani bomb scare probe and the arrest of police officer Sachin Vaze, accused Deshmukh of running a 'money collection scheme' through the police department.

Param Bir Singh withdrew his plea against Anil Deshmukh(HT Archive)
Updated on Mar 24, 2021 12:31 PM IST
Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

SC to hear Param Bir Singh's plea seeking CBI probe against Anil Deshmukh today

Former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh, ousted in connection with the Ambani security scare, has accused Deshmukh of running a 'money collection scheme' through the police department.

Anil Deshmukh (HT PHOTO)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Mar 24, 2021 08:36 AM IST
Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Mansukh Hiran case solved, says senior Maharashtra cop

The body of Hiran washed up on the Reti Bunder creek in Mumbra, Thane district on March 5. He was being questioned by the police after an SUV that he had been driving for three years was found parked outside Antilia.

Police officers inspect area where Mansukh Hiran's body was found.(Praful Gangurde /HT File Photo )
Published on Mar 21, 2021 07:43 PM IST
By | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Labourer found dead near same spot where Hiran's body was discovered

Mumbra police officers said that the deceased was standing at the small hillock at Retibunder from where he slipped off and fell into a creek.

Police officers inspect area where Mansukh Hiran's body was found in this file picture from March 5. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo )
Published on Mar 21, 2021 03:29 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Thane
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