The National Investigation Agency, which is probing the cases of the recovery of an explosives-laden SUV found outside the residence of industrialist Mukesh Ambani in Mumbai last month and subsequent murder of businessman Mansukh Hiran, recovered a digital video recorder (DVR), CPUs, a laptop and two number plates from the Mithi river with the help of divers on Sunday.
The probe agency also recovered routers, computer cartridges and other materials from the river.
Earlier, the NIA had taken suspended Mumbai Police officer Sachin Vaze, the prime accused in the case, to the bridge over the river in connection with the case. Vaze, on being confronted with circumstantial evidence, had confessed that some pieces of evidence were tossed into the river.
"The recovered DVRs are of his housing society where the Scorpio car was parked between February 17-Feb 24, of shops where various number plates were made and of other places where Waze suspected that his movement could have been captured," NIA sources told ANI.
They said these pieces of evidence were in Vaze’s custody till the time of Mansukh’s death.
It is suspected that Assistant Police Inspector Riyazuddin Kaazi had also told the NIA officials that some of the evidences were thrown into the Mithi river.
Kaazi, who is close to Waze, was questioned by the NIA multiple times in recent past. It was Kaazi who allegedly took away the DVR from Waze's housing society on the latter's instructions.
The body of Hiran, a resident of Thane, was found in Mumbra creek on March 5.