The NIA on Sunday arrested police officer Riyaz Kazi, an associate of suspended cop Sachin Vaze, in connection with the case of an explosives-laden SUV found near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's residence, a police official said. Assistant police inspector Qazi was called for questioning on Sunday and later placed under arrest, he said.
In a CCTV footage, Qazi was seen entering a number plates shop in Vikhroli area and having a conversation with the outlet's owner. He was also seen taking away a digital video recorder and a computer of the shop. The probe agency suspects that Qazi assisted Vaze in obtaining fake number plates used for the SUV found with explosives near Ambani's residence in south Mumbai, the police official said.
Qazi was shunted out of the Mumbai Crime Branch last month.