A day after calling for Home Minister Anil Deshmukh’s resignation, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray demanded a Central investigation into how an explosives-laden SUV ended up parked near the home of industrialist Mukesh Ambani, along with a slew of unanswered questions.
Raj Thackeray told media persons, “The basic issues are getting sidelined. How did the SUV with explosives (gelatin sticks) come to be parked near Antilia? We suspected that it was done by terrorists, but now it seems that it was the handiwork of the police”.
He further said, “Who authorised (arrested-suspended cop) Sachin Vaze to dump that SUV? From where the gelatin sticks were sourced?”
All of these points, according to the MNS leader, raise questions about Vaze’s relationship with Param Bir Singh, the former Mumbai Commissioner of Police who dropped a ‘letter-bomb’ on Saturday evening, causing a massive political rift in Maharashtra’s ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi government.
The MNS leader, who is the estranged cousin of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, appealed to the Centre to conduct a thorough probe into the matter so that the truth could emerge without diverting the real issues form a maze of wild speculation, half-truths and hidden facts.
(With IANS inputs)