The Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Sunday arrested suspended Mumbai Police constable Vinayak Shinde and Naresh Dhare, a bookie, in connection with the Mansukh Hiren death case, reported news agency ANI.
Hiren, the custodian of the car containing gelatin sticks identified outside industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s house on February 25, was found dead in Retibunder, Mumbra a week later.
The NIA recreated the crime scene on Saturday night, taking suspended Mumbai Police officer Sachin Waze to the spot near Ambani’s residence where the car was originally found.
Reacting to the case proceedings, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray called for the resignation of Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Anil Deshmukh.
“Anil Deshmukh should resign immediately. The main issue is that of an explosive-laden vehicle being found near the residence of an industrialist. I request the Central Government to intervene. The State government cannot investigate this matter”, ANI quoted Thackeray as saying on Sunday.
Waze was accused by Hiran’s wife of having been involved in her husband’s death, and was arrested on March 14 by the NIA in connection to the case.
On Saturday, National Investigation Agency (NIA) took over the charge of the Mansukh Hiren death case from ATS.