India, April 9 -- The National Investigation Agency (NIA), which has been probing the Antilia explosives scare and the murder case of Thane businessman Mansukh Hiran, questioned former police officer and encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma for the second consecutive day at its south Mumbai office. Sharma was interrogated for over nine hours and left NIA office at 10.30pm.

On Wednesday, he was questioned for around seven hours.

NIA has recorded the statements of around 45 people, including former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh and two deputy commissioners as well as a dozen cops from the crime intelligence unit, in connection with the Antilia case.

Singh's statement was recorded for around three hours on Wednesday. NIA recor...