NCB’s special team from Delhi to take over Aryan Khan case – Times of India

Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officer Sameer Wankhede has been taken off the controversial cruise medicine case during which Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan was arrested, with the company transferring the investigation within the matter and 5 different circumstances from the Mumbai unit to an SIT.

The motion has been taken on “administrative grounds”. As these circumstances have “wider and inter-state ramifications”, they’ve been transferred to the operations unit in Delhi, NCB deputy director normal (north-west area) Mutha Ashok Jain advised PTI on Friday.

The NCB operations unit has a pan-India jurisdiction and it’s presently headed by DDG Sanjay Kumar Singh. He is an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the 1996 batch Odisha cadre.

Wankhede, who’s dealing with a number of private and repair-associated allegations, will proceed to be the Mumbai zone director of the company.

Apart from the cruise medicine case, the one involving the son-in-regulation of Maharashtra cupboard minister Nawab Malik, who had launched a tirade towards Wankhede and levelled a number of allegations towards him, has additionally been shifted out of the Mumbai zonal unit, in accordance to officers.

Jain mentioned the order for the switch of circumstances has been issued by NCB director normal (DG) S N Pradhan.

It was not clear if the 2020 medicine case of actor Rhea Chakraborty was additionally transferred to the operations unit from Mumbai.

The NCB issued a press release to say that the six circumstances are being “taken over” by the special investigation team (SIT) of officers from the Delhi operations unit as they’ve “national and international ramifications and in order to conduct a deeper investigation to find out forward and backward linkages.”

“No officer or officers have been eliminated from their current roles and they’re going to proceed to help the operations department investigation as required till any particular orders are issued to the opposite.

“It is reiterated that the NCB functions across India as a single integrated agency,” the assertion mentioned.

Sources mentioned the company has discovered “certain issues” within the probe in these six circumstances and therefore they’re being taken away from the Mumbai unit.

The NCB had arrested Aryan Khan and at the very least 19 others within the medicine on cruise case on the intervening night time of October 2-3 and Wankhede is dealing with a departmental vigilance probe after an impartial witness on this case alleged an extortion bid by these concerned within the investigation.

Aryan Khan was launched on bail on October 30.

A team from the Delhi NCB operations is anticipated to attain Mumbai on Saturday and camp in there to take the probe in these circumstances ahead, officers mentioned.

Wankhede refuted that he has been “removed” from the investigation within the Aryan Khan case and mentioned the company’s transfer is about coordination between NCB groups of Mumbai and Delhi.

However, Maharashtra minister Malik mentioned the NCB officer’s elimination from the case “is just the beginning”.

“Sameer Wankhede removed from 5 cases including the Aryan Khan case. There are 26 cases in all that need to be probed. This is just the beginning… a lot more has to be done to clean this system and we will do it,” the NCP chief mentioned.

2021-11-05 19:41:52

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