NCB, Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede moves special court against extortion allegations

In a new twist to the Mumbai mid-sea raid on Mumbai Cruise and subsequent arrest and jail of Aryan Khan over Drug case, NCB Officials and Sameer Wankhede in their affidavits claimed that this was an attempt to create hurdles and scuttle the investigation in the case

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and its zonal director Sameer Wankhede approached a special court on Monday against the unjust extortion levelled against them in the cruise drugs seizure case

In their affidavit NCB and Wankhede have disclosed that this was an attempt to create obstacles and scuttle the investigation in the case.

In the affidavit, NCB also sought that there shouldn’t be tampering with the evidence or investigation.

On Sunday, an independent witness in the cruise drugs case, claimed in a statement to the media, that an official of NCB and other officials including the absconding witness K.P.Gosavi had made a demand of ₹25 crore to let off Aryan Khan in the case.

As per Prabhakar Sail, the ‘independent witness’, to the media persons he had overheard Gosavi telling one Sam D’Souza over the phone, after Aryan Khan was brought to the NCB office following the October 2 raid, of a demand of ₹25 crore and “to settle at ₹18 crore as they have to give ₹8 crore to Sameer Wankhede”.

However, NCB and Wankhede rubbished these claims in their affidavits submitted to the court on Monday.

Earlier on Sunday, Wankhede also wrote to Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale, seeking protection from likely legal action “being planned” against him by unknown persons to falsely frame him concerning an alleged vigilance related issue.

Without taking names, Wankhede, an IRS officer of the 2008 batch, had claimed in his letter to Nagrale that the threat of jail and dismissal have been issued against him on public media by highly respectable public functionaries.

Aryan Khan’s bail application is likely to be heard by the Bombay High Court on Tuesday, 26 October.

News Edit by: K.V Raman




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