Sameer Wankhede, NCB officer probing Aryan Khan drugs case, gotten rid of from examining group

Ncb Mumbai Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede
Image Source: PTI NCB Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede The Narcotics Control Bureau(NCB) Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede, who led the cruise ship drug bust including Shah Rukh Khan’s child Aryan Khan, has been removed from his role as the lead detective.

The action has been taken on “administrative grounds”, and as these 6 have “larger and inter-state implications”, they have been moved to the operations unit in Delhi, NCB Deputy Director General (north-west area) Mutha Ashok Jain told news agency PTI. The order for transfer of cases has been released by NCB Director General (DG) S N Pradhan, he said.

Meanwhile, a caution probe versus Sameer Wankhede is currently underway. The probe was initiated after accusations of extortion were levelled versus Sameer Wankhede in the course of the examination into the Mumbai cruise drugs case.

Wankhede, who is facing a number of individual and service-related accusations, will continue to be the zonal director.

“I’ve not been gotten rid of from investigation. It was my writ petition in court that the matter be penetrated by a central firm. So Aryan case & & Sameer Khan case are being penetrated by Delhi NCB’s SIT,” Sameer Wankhede told news firm ANI.

“It’s a coordination between NCB teams of Delhi & & Mumbai, “he included.

Responding to the advancement, Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik tweeted, “This is simply the start. A lot more needs to be done to clean this system and we will do it.”

A team of Delhi NCB is showing up in Mumbai tomorrow after the choice that 6 cases of the Mumbai zone, consisting of Aryan Khan’s case and 5 other cases, will now be investigated by them.

(with inputs from firms)

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Released at Fri, 05 Nov 2021 09:02:06 -0500