Aryan Khan Drugs Case, Sameer Wankhede: “Mother dead, her religion being dragged …”: anti-drug agent denounces
- Nawab Malik tweeted document related to Sameer Wankhede birth
- Nawab Malik wrote, “the counterfeiting started from here”
- Nawab Malik alleged Sameer Wankhede was in Maldives during lockdown
Sameer Wankhede, the Narcotics Control Bureau officer leading the investigation into the drug case involving Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan hit back on Monday Nationalist Congress Party leader and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik, regarding the latter’s infringement allegations.
Mr Malik, who has spearheaded the drug agency’s criticism and investigation of Aryan Khan, the Mumbai cruise drug case and an “international drug cartel,” tweeted this morning a photo of a document linked to Mr. Wankhede. birth and asserted, “the fake started from here”.
According to NCB sources, Mr Wankhede, who is about to interview young actor Ananya Panday today (also in connection with the cruise drug case), criticized the “poor quality” comment.
Agency sources quoted him: “I learned of a recent tweet from Nawab Malik regarding the caste certificate. (why) does he want to bring my deceased mother in there? “
“To check my caste and background, anyone can visit my homeland and verify my descent from my great-grandfather. But he shouldn’t be spreading this filth like that. I will fight it all legally and I don’t want to comment too much on this out of court, ”the BCN officer said, according to sources.
Mr. Wankhede filed an affidavit with the Mumbai Special Court hearing this case. According to the ANI news agency, he said there: “My family, including my sister and my deceased mother, are being targeted.”
NCB sources said Mr. Sail’s allegations were made “to damage (the agency’s) image.”
Nonetheless, his affidavit will be investigated – by Deputy Director General Gyaneshwar Singh, who is expected to speak to his colleague about the matter tomorrow. Mr. Singh today declined to know whether Sameer Wankhede would be removed from office; “It is premature to comment …” he told reporters.
Nawab Malik’s tweet comes a day after Mr Wankhede wrote to Mumbai Police and requested protection from prosecution, fearing that he would be falsely “presented” with “ulterior motives.” Mr Wankhede wrote claiming threats of jail and dismissal – believed to refer to Mr Malik’s remark that he would soon lose his job.
“They (BJP) have a puppet – Wankhede. He brings up fake cases … I challenge Wankhede that he will lose his job in a year … We have evidence of fake cases,” said Mr Malik, quoted by the ANI news agency. .
Among other claims, Nawab Malik also alleged that Sameer Wankhede was in the Maldives during the lockdown and that he was targeting Bollywood figures for an extortion racket.
Mr Wankhede told NDTV: “I went with my children, with the proper permission and my own money.”
Nawab Malik has also repeatedly claimed that the NCB case was “bogus” and was triggered by the center to slander the government of Maharashtra. “Attempts have been made to involve certain people …” he said.
Meanwhile, on Sunday, a witness made sensational statements against Mr Wankhede.
Prabhakar Sail – who claims to be the personal bodyguard of KP Gosavi, the alleged private investigator whose selfie with Aryan Khan after the young celebrity’s arrest went viral – claimed to have overheard a conversation between him and a certain Sam D ‘Souza on October 3 about a deal is worth Rs 18 crore.
According to Sail, Gosavi, whom the BCN had claimed as an “independent witness” and is now missing, said Rs 8 crore of that amount should be handed over to Sameer Wankhede.
Also today, Mr. Malik’s colleague – Sanjay Raut of Shiv Sena, whose party is allied with the NCP – praised Mr. Sail’s courage and called for his protection from the state government.
Mr Raut further indicated that he would now tackle the NCB.
Aryan Khan has been in prison since October 8 and has been denied bail after heated hearings in lower courts. He has now addressed the Bombay High Court, which will hear his plea tomorrow.
No drugs were found on him; the case is based entirely on information from his discussions on WhatsApp that the NCB says he was in contact with an international drug cartel.
With the contribution of ANI