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NIA Custody of Police Officer Sachin Waze Extended Until April 7

The investigating agency's lawyer said it has recovered incriminating evidence such as digital video recording of CCTV footage and laptops, which needed to be examined.

Mumbai: A court here on Saturday extended the National Investigation Agency (NIA) custody of suspended police officer Sachin Waze until April 7 in the case of an explosives-laden SUV found near industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s house and the death of businessman Mansukh Hiran.

Waze, arrested on March 13, was produced before the special NIA court here after his earlier remand expired.

The NIA sought his remand for another six days.

Additional solicitor general Anil Singh, the NIA lawyer, said the agency had recovered incriminating evidence such as digital video recording (DVR) of CCTV footage and laptops, which needed to be examined.

The court after hearing both sides extended Waze’s custody until April 7.

An explosives-laden Scorpio was found near Ambani’s residence here on February 25. Mansukh Hiran, who had claimed that the vehicle had been stolen from his possession a week earlier, was found dead in a creek in Thane on March 5.