Mumbai, Mar 29: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Monday claimed he had warned some party leaders that Sachin Waze, the suspended Mumbai police officer who is currently in the NIA’s custody, could create problems for the Maharashtra government.
Raut also said the Sachin Waze episode taught some lessons to the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra.
Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress are in power in the state. Earlier this month, Sachin Waze was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on February 25 for his alleged role in planting an explosive-laden SUV near the residence of industrialist Mukesh Ambani in South Mumbai.
Earlier, he was also suspended in the case of death in the custody of Khwaja Younus, accused of the 2004 Ghatkopar bombings and was reinstated in the police force last year.
Raut told a TV channel, “When there was a plan to reinstate Sachin Waze in the Maharashtra Police Force, I had informed some leaders that he might create problems for us. His behavior and style has given some trouble to the government. Might be possible.”
The Rajya Sabha member further said that he cannot disclose the names of those leaders, but “they are well aware of my conversations with them”.
Raut said that he has been a journalist for a few decades and therefore knows about Sachin Waze
A person is not evil, but sometimes a particular situation makes him so, he said.
The chief spokesman of the army said, “This whole incident of Wage’s activities and controversies taught the MVA government a lesson. It was good in a way that it happened and we were taught some lessons.”