A district court on Saturday dismissed a request to suspend a production warrant issued against former Mumbai police officer Sachin Vaze in an extortion case, the PTI news agency reported. In issuing its order, the court noted that the accused cannot apply directly to the court with a request, specifying that he should not be brought before it.
Notably, the Special Court of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday authorized Mumbai police to arrest the dismissed officer for questioning in the case registered at the Goregaon police station. According to the PTI report, the special court ordered the prison authorities to hand over Vaze’s custody to the city’s police criminal division on November 1 and take it back after he was brought to court. instance.
In his plea, Vaze alleged that he had not yet fully recovered from his complex heart surgery performed in September and was advised to follow certain dos and don’ts.
However, attorney Shekhar Jagtap, who appeared for Mumbai Police, opposed the plea request on the grounds that there is no provision in the CrPC to suspend a production warrant.
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The court, while rejecting Vaze’s plea, said that according to the provisions of the CrPC, the officer in charge of the prison may refrain from executing the production warrant due to the illness or disability of the person, unfit to be removed from prison. But, the court added, the prison authorities had not hinted at such a scenario.
The magistrate’s court also said that the officer investigating the extortion case reserved the power to decide where Vaze would be questioned by Mumbai police.
Notably, Vaze is currently being held in Taloja Prison and is charged in the Antilia bomb threat case and the murder of businessman Mansukh Hiren.
The NIA special court last month dismissed the ex-Mumbai cop’s request to be kept in house arrest for the next three months after his heart surgery, which took place on September 13.