A Police official from Thane said that Hiren had left his shop on March 4, around 8.30 pm in an autorickshaw and since then his phone was switched off.
Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on March 21, Sunday arrested two persons in connection with Mansukh Hiren who was found dead under mysterious circumstances, was fished out from Retibunder creek in Mumbra on March 5, a day after he went missing. He appeared to be the owner of the car with explosives found outside Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani's residence in Mumbai last month.
A 31-year-old bookie, Naresh Dhare, and 55-year-old, suspended constable, Vinayak Shinde who is presently on parole, were detained on March 21, Sunday morning, and subsequently arrested.
The Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday (March 20) transferred the case from the Maharashtra ATS to National Investigation Agency (NIA). Cops find another body where Mansukh Hiren was found dead.
Hiren was an automobile accessories dealer who wrote a letter on March 2 to
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Maharashtra, state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, and police commissioners of Thane and Mumbai, saying that he was being harassed by the police and media. He came in the picture after 'his' explosive-laden SUV found parked near
'Antilia', Mukesh Ambani's residence on February 25. He also claimed that despite being a victim, he was treated like an accused. Police had said the vehicle was stolen from Airoli- Mulund Bridge on February 18.
A Police official from Thane said that Hiren had left his shop on March 4, around 8.30 pm in an autorickshaw and since then his phone was switched off. Before police officials could have started their investigation, a body was found at Mumbra and which was later confirmed that the deceased was Mansukh." Officials on Saturday said the autopsy report of Hiren shows no visible external injuries on his body.
Meanwhile, the crime scene is being recreated in which an SUV with 20 gelatin sticks and a threat note, was parked near Antilia.