Encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma arrested in Mansukh murder case

NIA suspects that Pradeep Sharma, explosives found near Mukesh Ambani's house and Mansukh Hiren are involved in the murder case. Earlier, NIA had also questioned Pradeep Sharma

Encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma arrested in Mansukh murder case

Highlights


• NIA arrests encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma
• Sharma's arrest in Mansukh Hiren murder case
• Sharma is accused of destruction of evidence and involvement in the conspiracy
• Sharma will be produced in the court in the afternoon

Former Encounter Specialist Pradeep Sharma has finally been arrested by the NIA. According to information received from sources, Sharma is accused of being involved in the conspiracy to kill Mansukh and destroying the evidence. Currently, NIA officials have taken Sharma to the hospital for a medical checkup after which he will be produced in the court.

NIA seems to be tightening the noose on former encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma in the Mansukh Hiren murder case. According to the information, the NIA team had also raided Sharma's house since Thursday morning. Pradeep Sharma was taken into custody after the raid. The NIA team has seized printers and several electronic gadgets from Sharma's house.

The questioning was going on since morning

Since morning, the NIA team was busy interrogating Sharma and on the basis of this, the arrest has been made. Earlier, NIA has arrested Santosh Shelar and Anand Jadhav. So far, four police officers have been dismissed in this case. These include Sachin Wajhe, Sunil Mane, Riyaz Qazi and Constable Vinayak Shinde.

The application of NIA in court

The National Investigation Agency (NIA), probing the alleged murder of businessman Mansukh Hiran after the discovery of an explosive-laden SUV near Mukesh Ambani's house, on Wednesday sought the custody of sacked police officer Sunil Mane. Mane is a former police inspector and was arrested by the central agency in April. Presently he is in judicial custody at Taloja Jail in Navi Mumbai.

In the custodial application, the NIA said it wants to interrogate Mane face-to-face with Santosh Shelar and Anand Jadhav, who were arrested last week. The court will hear this application on Thursday. In this case, Assistant Inspector Sachin Waje dismissed from Mumbai Police is the main accused, who has been arrested. So far four policemen have been arrested in this case.