Handled key cases even after suspension: Sachin Waze | Mumbai News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Two sensational disclosures were made before the Justice K U Chandiwal Commission probing into the former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh’s letter bomb. Dismissed assistant police inspector Sachin Waze told the commission that even when he was under suspension, he was directly involved in investigation and detection of crucial cases during Singh’s tenure. Secondly, Singh’s counsel, Abhinav Chandrachud, disclosed that the letter is based on hearsay.
Waze was cross examined by Sanjeev Palande’s counsel, Shekhar Jagtap, who sought information from him on his activities during the prolonged period of suspension. Waze submitted that when he was under suspension, since on the instructions of Singh, he was associated with detection and investigation of key cases.
“Even during suspension, I was assisting not only Param Bir Singh, but senior officials of Mumbai police and at the national level too,’’ Waze said. On his appointment as head of the CIU, Waze disclosed that it was not Singh, but the then joint commissioner had appointed him to lead the CIU.
Further, Waze stated that he was reinstated at the instance of the then home minister Anil Deshmukh and not by Singh. During the course of proceedings, there was discussion on whether Singh can be cross examined as a witness, since the entire case is arising out of the letter written by him to the chief minister on March 20. It was felt that even if he does not want to be cross examined or provide additional information and he has nothing to say, still there was a proposal for Singh’s cross examination, following which Abhinav Chandrachud submitted that the letter was based on hearsay and it was written on the basis of information given by his officers.


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