Mumbai Drug Bust LIVE Updates: Before resumption of Aryan Khan‘s bail hearing in Bombay high court, the Nawab Malik-Sameer Wankhede spat has picked pace again. While the Maharashtra minister said that he would leave politics if his allegations over Wankhede’s certificates are proved wrong, the NCB official, who came under spotlight after arresting Shah Rukh Khan‘s son, rubbished Malik’s claims.
He told News18 that allegations levelled by Malik are “completely false”. Wankhede’s wife Kranti Redkar told reporters that the family has filed a complaint against Nawab Malik at Oshiwara police station. Khan’s bail hearing was adjourned on Tuesday after several hours of argument by the defence team headed by former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi.
The legal team of jailed son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan told the court there was no evidence against him in the drugs-on-cruise case and was wrongly arrested as he distanced himself from the raging allegations of extortion attempt against NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede, who came under a fresh around of attack from Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik.
The Mumbai Police on Tuesday said they have received four applications so far alleging extortion by Narcotics Control Bureau’s Sameer Wankhede and other officials, and have launched an enquiry to verify these claims. One of the applications was sent by NCB independent witness Prabhakar Sail who had alleged that he had overheard KP Gosavi, another witness in the cruise ship raid case, talking to one Sam D’Souza over the phone about a demand of Rs 25 crore including Rs 8 crore for Sameer Wankhede.
Mumbai Police have also received two applications against cabinet minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik, an official said without elaborating. Malik has raised a string of allegations against Sameer Wankhede, an IRS officer, and also accused him of forging his documents to secure job. Mutha Ashok Jain, the deputy director general of the anti-drugs agency, had too said that an inquiry and appropriate action will be taken against its officials if they receive the letters. The NCB vigilance committee will record Sail’s statement today in the matter. He has been summoned to the agency office at 12 pm. Wankhede, who returned to Mumbai from the agency’s headquarters in Delhi last night, will also be present.