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Mumbai man says NCB’s Sameer Wankehede ‘planted’ drugs on him due to ‘personal enmity’; seeks bail

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A 20-year-old accused arrested in a drugs bust case said that Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) zonal director Sameer Wankhede “planted” contraband that was allegedly recovered by NCB from his scooter and drawer in April. The accused has been identified as Zaid Rana, who has strived for his bail in the drugs case. To prove his innocence, the accused has demanded CCTV footage.

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Zaid Rana also alleged that a false case was registered against him by Sameer Wankhede due to “personal enmity”. Along with Zaid, another man named Sonu Faiz was arrested by the NCB in Oshiwara. In the drug bust case around 30-gram marijuana, 70 blots of LSD were allegedly seized by NCB, the Times of India reported.

However, Sameer Wankhede has declined to comment on the allegation put on him by the accused and said he would reply in court.

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The accused in his written bail plea has also cited the Cordelia cruise drugs bust case, in which Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan is an accused.

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According to a report in TOI, the accused has written “Recently in the case of Aryan Khan, it has come to the light of all the courts concerned, the manner in which the Zonal Director of NCB is capable of manufacturing and manipulating the records. Even the present case is one where due to personal enmity, he has registered the case by way of creating false and fabricated evidences.”

Zaid Rana has alleged that false statements of him and three others were present in the chargesheet that was submitted in October.

According to Zaid, the flat where they lived in Oshiwara belonged to Sameer Wankhede’s family. Due to a minor dispute between the tenant and his parents, Wankhede had created the drugs case, Zaid said in this bail plea.

NCB has been directed to submit a reply to the bail plea by the special NDPS court judge and the matter has been deferred to Saturday for the reply.

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