Mumbai: A couple of days after Param Bir Singh was replaced as Mumbai Police Chief over the handling of the Mukesh Ambani security scare, Maharashtra’s ruling Shiv Sena has raised questions on the National Investigation Agency (NIA)’s probe and the arrest of a police officer, Sachin Waze.
Shiv Sena, a constituent of the state’s Maha Vikas Aghadi government, chose to defend the former police commissioner. In its editorial on Friday in Saamana, the party mouthpiece, Sena said his transfer does not mean he is guilty.
“The government has to do the rejig in police under certain specific circumstances. Param Bir Singh was replaced in the post of Mumbai Police Commissioner, which doesn’t mean he is guilty. He took the command of the post of Mumbai Police Commissioner during very difficult times,” read the editorial.
Seeking justification of an NIA (National Investigation Agency) probe into the case, Sena asked what the terror angle is in this case. “NIA investigates matters related to terrorism. But despite not having any link to terrorism, the agency has been handed over the case. What is the matter? What probe did the NIA do in the Uri attack, the Pathankot attack, and the Pulwama attack? How many criminals have been arrested? This too is a mystery. But 20 gelatin sticks in Mumbai seems to prove to be a big challenge for NIA,” it wrote.