- Police officer conspiracy to murder Hiren along with colleagues.
- Ambani pressured Mansukh to keep the car at home.
- A police character who came out on parole.
Vinayak, who has been out on parole since May last year, worked with encounter specialist Sachin Waje. The ATS suspects that some other policemen were behind the death of Mansukh Hiren. Despite allegations that Waje ordered Hiren to be killed, he is thought to have been absent from the scene. The ATS has gathered digital evidence that Waje and some other policemen were communicating with Mansukh. Gore and Shinde were produced in the Thane ATS court and remanded in police custody till March 30.
ATS chief Jaijeet Singh said Shinde had been in touch with Waji since he was released on parole and that bookie Gore had given him five SIM cards. More information is expected to be revealed with their arrest. Also, a lot of people are coming out of character in this incident, most of whom are suspected to be police. Waze asked Manasukh to park the vehicle with explosives at Ambani’s residence, but he refused, officials said.
‘Waje hopes to crack the case and gain more recognition or get into a corporate-started private security firm with a few other policemen, including his senior officer,’ he said. “Preliminary evidence suggests that Waze removed Mansukh because he feared he would be exposed to further pressure and disclose his plan,” he said.
On March 2, Waze held a two – hour meeting with two colleagues at the police headquarters near Crawford Market and plotted to kill Manasukh. On the same day, he ordered Hiren to release the letter through a lawyer, alleging that he was under intense pressure from the police and the media.