Thane court orders ATS to stop probe in Mansukh Hiran case | Thane News - Times of India

Thane court orders ATS to stop probe in Mansukh Hiran case | Thane News – Times of India

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MUMBAI: A Thane magistrate on Wednesday directed the state’s anti-terrorism squad (ATS) to not proceed with investigation into the Mansukh Hiran murder case and directed the immediate transfer of the entire case record and proceedings to the special National Investigating Agency (NIA) court in Mumbai on a plea made by the NIA.
Chief Judicial Magistrate P P Ingale allowed an application filed by NIA, Mumbai, after additional solicitor general Anil Singh and advocate Sandesh Patil submitted that though the Centre has handed over the probe in the ATS case to the state agency, it was continuing with the investigation.
On Tuesday, NIA filed an application before the Thane magistrate to transfer the case records and proceedings, including all objects and articles seized during the probe to the special NIA court situated at Mumbai sessions court.
On March 20, the Union ministry of home affairs had directed NIA to investigate the Hiran murder case which the ATS was probing, looking at the “gravity’’ of the case.NIA had earlier taken over over investigation into the explosives-laden parked Scorpio outside industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s residence.
Waze is in NIA’s custody in the explosives case following his late March 13 night arrest.

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