Mansukh Hiren death case: Who is Sachin Vaze? The encounter specialist with Mumbai Police

Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh announced the removal of Mumbai’s top cop Sachin Vaze from the Crime Intelligence Unit
Mansukh Hiren death case: Who is Sachin Vaze? The encounter specialist with Mumbai Police
Sachin Vaze (Left) was transferred from Crime Branch Mumbai, informed Home Minister of state Anil Deshmukh

Mumbai: Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh announced the removal of Mumbai’s top cop Sachin Vaze from the Crime Intelligence Unit till the inquiry into the death of businessman Mansukh Hiren is not completed. The Home Minister announced the statement in the Maharashtra Legislative Council on Wednesday.

Also read: Mansukh Hiren death case: Mumbai's top cop Sachin Vaze transferred from Crime Branch

The BJP leaders, however, demanded Vaze’s arrest for his alleged role in the death of Hiren, whose stolen van with 20 gelatin sticks was found near Mukesh Ambani’s residence in Mumbai on February 25. The BJP members also raised slogans as the state Home Minister announced Vaze’s transfer.

Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis in the state Assembly on Tuesday demanded action against API Sachin Vaze in connection with the death of Hiren.

WHO IS SACHIN VAZE

Vaze has handled many high-profile cases such as the TRP rigging scam, the Anvay Naik suicide case linked with TV Editor Arnab Goswami, sports car scam involving Dilip Chhabria and casting couch racket associated with the Bollywood.

Vaze who hails from Kolhapur, joined the Maharashtra Police Service in 1990 as a sub-inspector and was first posted at Gadchiroli before moving to Thane. After joining Mumbai Police, the 49-year-old went on to become one of the ‘encounter specialists’. In his service so far, he has successfully eliminated gang members associated with Dawood Ibrahim and Chhota Rajan.

In 2004, the top cop was suspended on murder charges on the alleged custodial death of a suspect in the Ghatkopar bomb blast case (2002). Four years later, a 1,000-page chargesheet was filed which named Vaze and 14 others.

In June last year, the state government revoked Vaze's suspension and was reinstated to Mumbai Police. He has also solved multiple cases linked to cyber fraud. Few of the officials in the police department call Vaze as ‘techno-savvy guy’ as he is known to use the best of devices and gizmos to solve cases.

Vaze in 2008 also joined Shiv Sena but is not seen actively taking part in the politics. Apart from his job, Vaze has also penned a book titled ‘Jinkun Harleli Ladhai’ on the 26/11 terror attack that rocked Mumbai.

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