Many relatives of Sunil Mane, a CID officer arrested in the Mansukh Hiren murder case, are active in the Shiv Sena and his sister and her husband were Shiv Sena corporators. Also Sunil Mane has close ties with Shiv Sena leaders, Mumbai BJP in-charge and Kandivali East MLA Atul Bhatkhalkar has written a letter to the NIA Director General today demanding a thorough inquiry into his Shiv Sena connections.
Sunil Mane arrested for phone calling Mansukh Hiren by Police officer Tawde' name is suspected that Mane has Shiv Sena connection. Sunil Mane's sister was a corporator from Goregaon West, Mumbai, while Sunil Mane's sister's husband was a four-time Shiv Sena corporator.
Not only that, Sunil Mane's brother and his sister's husband, who was a corporator at the time, had tried to force the citizens of Patra Chawl to vacate their houses, in which Sunil Mane was also involved.Sunil Mane was also closely associated with the Shiv Sena leaders who got loans in the PMC Bank scam.
Therefore, while investigating the Mansukh Hiren murder case, MLA Bhatkhalkar in his letter to NIA demanded an inquiry into Sunil Mane's Shiv Sena connection.