Sachin Waze’s brother files Habeas Corpus petition in Bombay HC

Brother of Mumbai cop Sachin Waze has filed a Habeas Corpus petition in the Bombay High Court challenging his brother’s detention by the National Investigation Agency in connection with an explosives-loaded car (an SUV) which was found outside Mukesh Ambani’s residence on 25.02.2021.

In the petition, Sudharm Waze ( the brother ) sought an order from the Court to produce Sachin before it and for reasons to justify his detention. He further stated that the authorities’ haste indicates that his brother has been made a scapegoat in the case.

The petition states that the petitioner fears for his brother’s life as the officers detained would go to any extent to get a false and illegal confession.

Sachin had texted his near and dear ones stating that he might be framed by people in the case his brother has stated.

According to the petition, on 7th March, Vimla Hiren filed an FIR in Mumbai against unknown people connected to her husband Mansukh Hiren’s death. In the FIR, Vimla alleged that Sachin Waze was responsible for her husband’s death.

In the petition, it is alleged that due to false allegations levelled against his brother, the entire society and Media has targeted his brother.

Mr Sachin Waze moved the Sessions court to get pre-arrest bail, but the Court denied his request.

As per Sudharm’s version, his brother was about to move to the High Court when NIA officers asked him to come to visit their office for interrogation. It is alleged that the officers did not serve his brother a notice u/s 41A of CrPC. It was further alleged that Sachin was grilled for more than 10 hours, and he was arrested at around 11 pm.

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The plea states that officers did not inform the family about the arrest, nor were they provided any reasons. The plea reads that NIA violated Sachin’s fundamental rights, and the NIA did not follow the Supreme Court’s guidelines mentioned in the DK Basu case.

The petitioner submitted that his brother has no intention to abscond and will cooperate with the police. The Court has remanded Sachin Waze till 25.03.2021.

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