Mumbai: The NIA said that the accused of Mansukh Hiren murder were provided money to hide in different places of the country. The investigating agency said this in the court on Friday. Santosh Shelar and Anand Jadhav were arrested by the NIA on June 11 in the Antilia case and Mansukh murder case. Shelar is alleged to have been an informer of Pradeep Sharma and was closely associated with him for many years. He had allegedly dumped the dead body of Mansukh deer. It is alleged that he was also present in the Lal Tavera car and had killed Mansukh using a handkerchief.
On March 4, Sunil Mane handed over Mansukh to him in Ghodbunder. He has a criminal record and several cases are registered against him. In a high profile case, his name has surfaced in the disappearance of vital evidence but nothing was found against him.
Apart from this, there is an allegation on Anand Jadhav that he also allegedly knew Sharma. He was also present in the Lal Tavera car when Mansukh was murdered. Sharma and Sachin Wajhe had helped in dumping his body. He reportedly knew Shelar and was brought in for the job on the instructions of Sharma. On Friday, the court sent Santosh Shelar and Anand Jadhav to the custody of the NIA till July 1. Today the NIA had demanded his additional custody for 6 days.
The NIA told in the court today that after the Tavera car was found during the investigation, both of them went to hide in other states. Apart from this, he had gone to other areas of Maharashtra. All these things were not told by these accused but we have come to know from other accused.
These people were running from different places so that they could not be arrested and in the investigation it was also found that funds have also been provided to them to hide here and there, we have to find out from where that money has come. For this, their bank account has to be checked and other sources have to be found from where money can come.
Apart from this, NIA has come to know a day before that both the accused have social media accounts and both of them were active on social media. We have to find out with whom he was in touch through social media. Since the social media sites on which these people were active, their offices are abroad, they have asked for details from which the details are yet to come.
The NIA told the court that these accused were arrested from Latur, they had also gone to Delhi before coming to Latur. We have to find out who he was in contact with there. We have to take these accused to all those places so that more evidence can be collected from those places.
The NIA has not yet found the articles which had disappeared from Mansukh’s body after the murder. Apart from this, the articles used for Mansukh’s murder have also not been found, NIA is still searching for them.
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