Sachin Waze’s plea for formal release junked


A special court on Wednesday rejected former Mumbai Police officer Sachin Waze’s plea seeking formal release in a corruption case being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Waze had moved an application before the court seeking the dropping of the charges and release from the case, saying the purpose of pardon will be “vitiated”, if a person continues to be in prison under the guise of being protected.
The plea was rejected by special judge S H Gwalani. Waze, who has turned an approver in the corruption case linked to former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh, continues to be in judicial custody. Deshmukh and the other accused are currently out on bail.
Waze submitted before the court that the other accused persons in the case have been granted bail, but he continues to be in detention.