By Munish Chandra Pandey, Divyesh Singh: Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood famous person Shah Rukh Khan, was arrested in reference to the Mumbai cruise medication case early in October 2021. It took a number of courtroom hearings and almost 4 weeks for Aryan Khan to be granted bail. Eight months later, the Narcotics Management Bureau gave him a clear chit within the medication case. And now, the exact same case has come again to hang-out three officers, considered one of them being the then NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede who headed the probe.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday registered a corruption case in opposition to Sameer Wankhede. The previous NCB officer and 4 others are accused of searching for Rs 25 crore bribe for not framing Aryan Khan within the drugs-on-cruise case.
Other than Wankhede, the CBI has registered a case in opposition to Ashish Ranjan Prasad, the then Intelligence Officer of Mumbai Zonal Unit, NCB; and VV Singh, the then Superintendent, NCB.
The central probe company is carrying is out searches at a number of location throughout Mumbai, Delhi, Ranchi and Kanpur.
HOW ARYAN KHAN CASE BROUGHT 3 NCB OFFICERS UNDER SCANNER
The Narcotics Management Bureau had busted a rave occasion onboard a cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai in October 2021. A group of NCB officers seized varied unlawful medication similar to cocaine, cannabis, and MDMA through the raid on Cordelia Cruises’ Empress ship. Following the raid, Aryan Khan and his good friend Arbaaz Service provider are among the many eight arrested by NCB officers.
Because the high-profile arrest made headlines, considered one of panch witnesses, Prabhakar Sail, claimed that Rs 25 crore was demanded on behalf of Sameer Wankhede for the discharge of Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan within the Mumbai cruise medication case.
It was alleged that unbiased witness KP Gosavi posed as an NCB officer and met Shah Rukh Khan’s supervisor Pooja Dadlani to take cash from her for the discharge of Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan on the evening of the raid.
Gosavi had additionally taken a selfie with Aryan Khan whereas he was in custody.
Afterwards, the SIT had claimed that it had CCTV footage during which Pooja Dadlani’s automotive could possibly be seen in Mumbai’s Decrease Parel on the spot talked about by Prabhakar Sail.
Former Maharashtra Cupboard minister Nawab Malik had raised the problem of a non-public particular person like Gosavi being made a witness within the case.
After Gosavi’s position turned suspicious, and he was arrested by Pune Police in one other case, Prabhakar Sail filed an affidavit. Sail claimed that he had overheard a dialog about an alleged pay-off involving NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede and Gosavi.
Final 12 months, the SIT arrange by the anti-drugs company to probe corruption allegation had additionally claimed that the probe led by Sameer Wankhede had lapses.
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WHAT CBI FIR SAYS
The CBI on Friday stated that the case was registered on grievance from Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB), Delhi.
It’s alleged that IRS officer Wankhede and others had allegedly demanded Rs 25 crore bribe for not framing Aryan Khan within the alleged drug bust, the officers stated.
In an announcement, the CBI stated, “It has been additional alleged that an info was obtained within the Mumbai Zone of NCB throughout October, 2021 associated to consumption/ possession of Narcotics Substances by varied people on a non-public Cruise Ship. It has additionally been alleged that the stated individuals entered into conspiracy in an effort to extort an quantity of Rs. 25 crore from the members of the family of the alleged accused by threatening them of the accusation of offences of possession of Narcotics Substances as per the alleged instructions of then Zonal Director being the Supervisory Officer.”
The CBI obtained info that Rs 50 lakh was allegedly collected by the officer and his confederate as advance, it added.
Accordingly, the CBI has registered a case in opposition to tSameer Wankhede, the then Zonal Director of NCB; Vishwa Vijay Singh, then Superintendent, NCB; Ashish Ranjan, then Intelligence Officer of Mumbai Zonal Unit, NCB; two non-public persons- KP Gosavi and Sanvile D’Souza, and different unknown individuals.
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