Antilia Bomb Mystery: NIA Finds Mercedes With Original Number Plate of Scorpio, Says Sachin Vaze Drove It

NIA said that they have seized a Mercedes and during the investigation, it was revealed that the car was used by Sachin Vaze, although the owner has not yet been identified.


Mumbai| The mystery of suspected Scorpio found outside Mukesh Ambani’s house ‘Antilia’ looks close to being solved. According to NIA officials, controversial Mumbai Cop Sachin Vaze is the mastermind behind the whole incident. He, allegedly, made this up to regain his lost respect. Hindustan Times quoting senior officials of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) said that Vaze was behind the bombings outside Mukesh Ambani’s house.

Sachin Vaze, former head of the Crime Intelligence Unit of Mumbai Crime Branch was initially the investigator of the case, but later on March 8, the case was transferred to the NIA and on 13 March, Sachin Vaze was arrested. On February 25, a suspicious Scorpio car was found outside Ambani’s house, in which 20 sticks of gelatin were recovered.

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On the condition of anonymity, a senior NIA official said that Sachin Vaze was driving a Scorpio car himself on February 25 and an Innova, which was from the Mumbai Police department, was following him. After parking Scorpio outside Ambani’s house, Sachin Vaze sat in the Innova and left. However, the officials did not give details of how they came to this conclusion.

The Mercedes Twist

After hours of raids in Mumbai and several shreds of evidence, investigators in the Antilia case dismissed the terrorist Angle. NIA said that they have seized a Mercedes and during the investigation, it was revealed that the car was used by Sachin Vaze, although the owner has not yet been identified. After searching the black Mercedes car, NIA official Anil Shukla said that a number plate of Scorpio car, cash worth more than Rs 5 lakh, a note counting machine and some clothes have been recovered. Shukla said that Sachin Vaze used to drive this car but the owner is yet to be identified. It is being said that this vehicle was used by Mansukh Hiren on 17 February.

NIA Team Searches Vaze’s Office

During the search of Sachin Vazhe’s office, the NIA team has recovered some objectionable documents and electronic evidence such as laptops, iPads and mobile phones. The NIA has also recovered some containers filled with kerosene and diesel, which the agency believes was used to burn the PPE kit- like cloth worn by the Scorpio driver. NIA suspect that the driver seen in a PPE kit in CCTV footage could be Vaze.

Sachin Vaze Wanted To Portray Himself As a “Hero”

Significantly, Sachin Vaze was suspended in the year 2004 in the case of custodial death. He was suspended for the last 16 years and was reinstated by the Uddhav government in the year 2020. It is believed that he had carried out this conspiracy to become a hero in the eyes of the Mumbai Police. An NIA official said that Sachin Vaze wanted to prove to the Mumbai Police that he was still good enough to solve a bomb plot. So he planned this entire episode to put explosives out of Antilia. He wanted to come to Limelight again. For this reason, they carried out this incident.

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