Many serious allegations have been leveled against Narcotics Control Bureau officer Samir Wankhede, who is probing the Mumbai cruise drugs case. Now the vigilance team of NCB will investigate the allegations against Sameer Wankhede. A team from the Vigilance Department of NCB will reach Mumbai on Wednesday for investigation. There are 5 members in this team. Sameer Wankhede is currently the Zonal Officer of NCB in Mumbai. A witness has accused Sameer Wankhede of bribery in the Mumbai cruise case. Apart from this, Sameer Wankhede was also accused by Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik of extortion and illegal phone tapping. Apart from this, he was also accused of getting a job on the basis of forged documents.
By writing a letter, the Maharashtra minister made 26 allegations against Sameer Wankhede. Nawab Malik had said that the officer should be investigated. Earlier today, the agency’s deputy director general Muttha Ashok Jain had said that he would take necessary action in this matter. Sameer Wankhede had come to Delhi on Monday. He, however, denied that he was summoned by his superiors. The NCB officer has filed an affidavit in the court against the minister’s allegations.
Narcotics Control Bureau’s (NCB) Mumbai regional unit director Sameer Wankhede reached the agency’s Delhi headquarters on Tuesday and spent nearly two hours here. Wankhede is leading the investigation into the seizure of drugs from a cruise ship in which actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan has been arrested.
Wankhede entered the agency’s headquarters at RK Puram through the back gate and is believed to have met senior officials. During this, some people were seen in front of the NCB headquarters with placards in support of Wankhede. Some people had some posters in their hands with messages in praise of Wankhede. However, it could not be confirmed whether Wankhede also met NCB Director General (DG) SN Pradhan. However, sources indicated that top officials of the Federal Anti-Narcotics Agency held a review meeting of various regional offices in the country on Tuesday.
NCB Deputy Director General (DDG) for North Zone Dnyaneshwar Singh told reporters in front of the NCB office, “I have not called anyone for my investigation.” Heading the Departmental Vigilance Inquiry. Singh, an Indian Police Service officer, said, “I will call him (Wankhede) when needed.” He also clarified that he is not going to Mumbai on Tuesday.
Wankhede has reached Delhi at a time when the Narcotic Drug Control Bureau (NCB) has demanded Rs 25 crore by NCB’s Mumbai regional unit director Sameer Wankhede and some officials to release Aryan Khan, accused in a cruise ship seizure case. A vigilance inquiry has been ordered on the claim of a witness. Wankhede told reporters outside the Indira Gandhi International Airport here that he was not summoned by the agency but had come here for some work and that he had conducted an impartial probe into the narcotics case.
The officer had on Sunday written to Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale seeking protection alleging that some unidentified persons might plan possible legal action against him. He had alleged that they wanted to implicate him. Wankhede could not get any relief on Monday in connection with an affidavit on sensational recovery claim made by independent witness Prabhakar Sail. A special court has said that it cannot pass an order restraining courts from taking cognizance of documents.