March 24, 2021 UPDATED: March 24, 2021 09:39 IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials investigating the Ambani bomb scare case are trying to find out details of the woman seen entering the five-star hotel in South Mumbai behind Sachin Vaze during his stay there from February 16 to 20.
Sachin Vaze had checked in at a posh hotel in Mumbai a day before Mansukh Hiren’s Scorpio went missing. He had used a fake Aadhaar card at the hotel and upon further investigation, the NIA found that he was accompanied by an unidentified woman during his stay.
The woman, according to sources, is suspected to be amongst those who were questioned by Sachin Vaze in another case being investigated by him while at the Crime Intelligence Unit.
The NIA has questioned Sachin Vaze regarding the identity of the woman but he is reportedly not cooperating with the probe agency. According to NIA sources, he refused to divulge details on the identity of the woman and his relation with her.
The woman could be summoned by the NIA in the coming days.
Meanwhile, the hotel staff have also been questioned by the NIA. Officials are trying to find out details about each and every person who met Sachin Vaze during his five-day stay at the hotel.
NIA SEEKS DETAILS OF BAGS CARRIED BY VAZE INTO HOTEL
Sachin Vaze is also being grilled on the content of the five bags he carried with him while entering the hotel during his stay between February 16 and February 20.
In the CCTV footage from the hotel, Sachin Vaze can be seen entering with five black bags. The bags were scanned at the checking kiosk and so the contents of the bag would have been seen by the kiosk assistant.
NIA officials have questioned a few employees of the hotel but few others are yet to be questioned. The employees will be questioned regarding the content of the bags.
The bags are yet to be traced.
FAKE AADHAAR FOR HOTEL CHECK-IN
The hotel room was reportedly booked for Sachin Vaze by a businessman for 100 days and he had paid around Rs 13 lakhs for the same through a travel agent.
The former Mumbai Police officer checked-in to the hotel using a fake Aadhaar ID.
In the fake Aadhaar, Sachin Vaze has identified his name as Sushant Sadashiv Khamkar. He has also mentioned his date of birth as June 15, 1972, whereas his original date of birth is February 22, 1972. However, he has used his original photograph in the fake ID.
It is still not clear why Vaze used a fake ID and stayed at a hotel and who all he met during his stay.