For fairly a while NCB officer Sameer Wankhede has been making headlines for some controversies wrapping round him. In a current occasion, plainly the officer’s petition within the Mumbai periods court docket has been rejected. Check out the explanation beneath.
The Mumbai periods court docket acknowledged that the court docket can’t discard the assertion from the one witness within the drugs-on-cruise episode, which claims the officer to be part of an extortion try on the Dilwale actor, whose son Aryan is an accused within the case.
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and Sameer Wankhede had documented 2 statements in entrance of the particular court docket towards the extortion try claims towards them requesting the court docket to go a rule saying no court docket ought to take cognizance of the assertion made by the unbiased witness, Prabhakar Sail. According to NCB and its zonal director, the statements made by Sail was solely a attempt to construct hurdles and scuttle the investigation into the case
The NCB additionally requested the court docket to go a rule to verify there isn’t a tampering with the proof or investigation within the case. Special Judge V V Patil, appointed to listen to instances related to the Narcotics Drugs Psychotropic Substances (MDPS) Act, eradicated the statements, telling such orders can’t be handed
“Considering the nature of the relief claimed in the applications (affidavits), no such blanket orders can be passed. It is for the concerned court or authority to pass appropriate order at the relevant stage,” the court docket mentioned. The court docket additionally mentioned that the subject was sub-judice in entrance of the Bombay High Court which is slated to listen to the bail pleas filed by Aryan Khan and his inmates within the medication case Munmun Dhamecha on Tuesday.
“Therefore, no such orders can be passed by the court as prayed. Hence, the applications are disposed of,” the court docket mentioned. In a press release that Wankhede submitted to the court docket going towards the allegation, he mentioned he was underneath the fixed strain of getting arrested and that it doesn’t go well with vested pursuits for conducting an sincere and neutral investigation.
The IRS officer additionally mentioned that he was additionally focused by a well known political determine, and the one motive he can consider is that the NCB had arrested “this person’s son-in-law Sameer Khan.” It is to be famous that Sameer Khan who’s now a free man within the son-in-law of NCP chief and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik, has been making quite a few statements towards Wankhede
On Sunday, Prabhakar Sail in his assertion claimed that Rs 25 crore was commanded by an official of the NCB and different individuals, together with fleeing witness Okay P Gosavi, to get off Aryan Khan within the case. The witness additionally overheard Gosavi telling one Sam D’Souza over the cellphone, when Aryan was delivered to the NCB workplace, listening to a couple of demand of Rs 25 crore and “to settle at Rs 18 crore as they have to give Rs eight crore to Sameer Wankhede.”
The witness additionally mentioned he would quickly herald proof to assist his assertion. The NCB and Wankhede rubbished these claims of their affidavits submitted to the court docket on Monday.
“After spearheading the investigation in the cruise ship case, I am being personally targeted by a well-known political figure for reasons best known to him,” Wankhede mentioned in his assertion. Wankhede’s affidavit alleged private vendetta towards him and his relations.
“I am under a lurking threat of arrest as it does not suit some vested interests for conducting an honest and impartial investigation,” Wankhede advised, including he was ready to face an investigation to show his innocence. He additionally mentioned that the court docket must also think about the pressures placed on officers to interrupt them in order that the reality doesn’t come to mild
“The present case (cruise drugs case) involves influential and rich persons from the higher echelons of the society in which all kinds of threats including that of arrest are made against me,” Wankhede mentioned. The NCB named the statements towards Wankhede and different officers as “completely false, misleading and mischievous and an attempt to malign and tarnish the image of an independent agency like the NCB”
” The allegations of extortion towards NCB officers and cash altering fingers is a transparent try to undermine the continuing investigation and create strain with a malafide and ulterior motive,” it mentioned. They additionally added that officers like Wankhede have an unmatched service document being sincere and dealing tirelessly to make Mumbai a drug-free metropolis
Special public prosecutor for the NCB, Advait Sethna, on Monday delivered the statements in entrance of the particular court docket. Sethna notified the court docket that Sail was terrorizing to launch some proof which might hinder the case and therefore, affordable orders must be given.
An NCB group overseen by Sameer Wankhede earlier this month seized medication on a cruise ship that was off the Mumbai coast after which Aryan Khan and his different inmates have been arrested on October 3. At current Aryan is stored on the Arthur Road jail in Mumbai underneath judicial custody. The particular NDPS court docket had final week rejected to grant him bail after which he moved towards the excessive court docket.