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VHP support for jailed cop

Mumbai, March 18: Vishwa Hindu Parishad members today visited the family of encounter specialist Sachin Waze, arrested in connection with the “disappearance” of a bomb blast accused, reports our special correspondent.

The VHP team promised Waze’s wife and daughter financial and legal help to fight their “battle”. “Waze was fighting terrorism,” VHP member Venkatesh Apte said. “We will extend our help to any person fighting terrorism.”

Earlier, VHP leader Praveen Togadia had also expressed his support for Waze.

The assistant police inspector was to accompany Sayeed Khwaja Yunus, an accused in the Ghatkopar bomb blast case, to Parbhani for investigation on January 7, 2003.

Yunus allegedly escaped when the jeep overturned. However, Yunus’ father alleged that he was tortured and killed in police custody.

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