Sameer Wankhede removed from Aryan Khan drugs case: A new twist has come to the fore in the Mumbai Cruise Drugs Case today. The NCB has removed Zonal Officer Sameer Wankhede, who is heading the investigation of the case. Sameer Wankhede has been accused of bribery of Rs 8 crore in Aryan Khan Drugs Case. After the removal of Wankhede, the investigation of the case has been handed over to the SIT headed by senior police officer Sanjay Singh.
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Wankhede has been at the center of a major controversy after Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik’s allegations. More importantly, NCB witness Prabhakar Sail in Aryan Khan case raised questions on his record and handling of cases.
Sameer Wankhede removed from Aryan Khan drugs case
NCP leader and minister in Maharashtra government Nawab Malik’s reaction came soon after Sameer Wankhede was removed from the investigation of Mumbai cruise drugs case. Nawab Malik tweeted, “Sameer Wankhede removed from 5 cases including the Aryan Khan case. There are 26 cases in all that needed to be probed. This is just the beginning… a lot more has to be done to clean this system and we will it.”
At the same time, NCB Regional Director Sameer Wankhede told ANI, I have not been removed from the investigation. My writ petition in the court was that the matter should be investigated by some central agency. Therefore, the SIT of Delhi NCB is investigating the Aryan case and Sameer Khan case. It is a coordination between the NCB teams of Delhi and Mumbai.
Amid a flurry of criticism last week, the NCB had publicly backed the senior officer, citing “impeccable service record”. Along with this, the agency also started an internal investigation headed by Deputy Director General Dnyaneshwar Singh.