Image Credit source: PTI
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mumbai drugs case (Mumbai Drugs Case) Shahrukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan in (Aryan Khan) to NCB (NCB) Former NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede after getting clean chit from (Sameer Wankhede) But the blame has fallen. Sameer Wankhede has been transferred from Mumbai to Chennai. Earlier he was part of the investigation of the drugs-on-cruise case. Aryan and 20 others were arrested during the campaign led by Wankhede. Wankhede was later dropped from the case following allegations of corruption and the case was handed over to a Special Investigation Team headed by NCB Deputy Director General (Operations) Sanjay Kumar Singh.
Former zonal director of the central agency Sameer Wankhede once again came into the limelight after the NCB gave clean chit to Aryan Khan and five others on Friday. NCB told a Mumbai court that it did not mention Aryan’s name in the chargesheet due to lack of sufficient evidence. A team led by Wankhede raided the Cordelia cruise ship at the Mumbai International Port terminal on October 2, 2021 and allegedly More than 20 people, including Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan, were arrested for possessing drugs and intoxicating.
Former Mumbai NCB Zonal director Sameer Wankhede transferred from Mumbai to Chennai
Earlier he was a part of investigation of the drugs-on-cruise case, Mumbai
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Indian Revenue Service officer Sameer Wankhede was often in the news from DRI till his posting in NCB in September 2020. He was also part of the investigation team that probed a drug case involving the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. As part of the probe, the agency had questioned Bollywood actresses Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan, Rakul Preet Singh and others.
The Wankhede team also arrested Sameer Khan, leader of the Nationalist Congress Party and son-in-law of Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik, in a drug seizure case. But later a court granted bail to Sameer Khan saying that there was not enough evidence against him, after which Malik leveled corruption charges against Wankhede. Nawab Malik made allegations against Wankhede that he gave false SC certificate to get the job of IRS officer. Malik also told that Wankhede has a restaurant and bar in Navi Mumbai.
An FIR was registered against Wankhede at the Kopri police station in Thane on a complaint by the state excise department. The complaint states that Wankhede masqueraded as an adult in 1996-97 to obtain a license for the Sadguru Hotel when he was underage at that time. Wankhede’s tenure with NCB ended on 31 December 2021 amid controversies and he was transferred to DRI.