Who is Sachin Vaze:
Sachin Hindurao Vaze or Sachin Vaze was born on 22 February 1972 and is a police officer of the Maharashtra Police Force of India. Vaze is known as an “encounter specialist” with the Mumbai Encounter Squad and was involved with the deaths of as many as 63 alleged criminals. Vaze joined Maharashtra Police Force in 1990. He had killed several gangsters of the top criminal organizations like Chhota Rajan and Dawood Ibrahim‘s D-Company.
Sachin Vaze Biography and Career
Sachin Vaze is originally from Kolhapur in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
Vaze joined the State Police Service in 1990 as a sub-inspector. He was first posted to the terror-affected area of Gadchiroli, commonly called as Naxal Affected Area. Then in 1992, he was moved to Thane City Police. He gained immediate fame by detecting several big cases. While posted at the Muslim majority Mumbra Police Station, he was instrumental in Hindu Muslim harmony in the area. Rising to higher ranks, he went to head the Special Squad of Thane Crime Branch who started encounters in Thane and thus selected to work at the elite Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU) of the Mumbai Police.
Why Sachin Vaze is in News?
The leader of the opposition in Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, today made a series of sensational claims related to the Antilia bomb scare while speaking in the Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha. Speaking in the assembly, Fadnavis alleged that the owner of the Scorpio car, which was used to plant gelatin sticks and a threat letter outside Mukesh Ambani’s residence in Mumbai, was in touch with a mobile phone number that is registered in the name of Mumbai Police officer and ‘encounter specialist’ Sachin Vaze.
The car was owned by Mansukh Hiren, who had alleged that his car was stolen from Mulund-Airoli link road. Hiren had also filed a police complaint about the missing car. Hiren was found dead in a creek in Mumbai today.