Sameer Wankhede to investigate drugs-on-cruise case until substantial proof found against him: NCB

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New Delhi: NCB Mumbai Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede arrives on the NCB workplace

Amid the continuing tussle between the Narcotics Control Bureau Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede and NCP chief Nawab Malik, the NCB has acknowledged that the previous will stay the investigating officer within the drugs-on-cruise case until substantial info is found against him. The company’s Deputy Director General (Northern Region) Gyaneshwar Singh claimed so on Wednesday. Sameer Wankhede was questioned for about 4 hours on Wednesday as a part of the investigation and he put ahead “many facts before the team”.

Gyaneshwar Singh informed reporters {that a} five-member inquiry staff of NCB on Wednesday began an investigation into allegations levelled by Prabhakar Sail by means of an affidavit. An NCB staff, led by him, is in Mumbai to probe allegations of corruption levelled by Prabhakar Sail, a witness within the drugs-on-cruise case.

“We requested the Southwest region office to get notice served to key witnesses KV Gosavi and Sail but they could not be contacted. Through media, I request them to join the investigation and give evidence before the special enquiry team which is camping at CRPF mess in Bandra, Mumbai,” Singh mentioned.

“Sameer Wankhede was questioned today for about four hours. He put forward many facts before the team. If necessary, more evidence and documents will be sought from him. He submitted case related documents that were sought. If needed, he will be questioned further. He will remain the investigating officer in the drugs-on-cruise ship case until substantial information is found against him,” Singh added.

Sail, a bodyguard of NCB witness Kiran Gosavi, had alleged that Gosavi took Rs 50 lakh from a person after the raid on the cruise ship. Gosavi has denied the allegations.

NCB named Sail as a “hostile witness” in its affidavit within the courtroom on Monday.

Earlier immediately, Mumbai Police appointed an ACP-level officer to investigate the allegations leveled against Sameer Wankhede. “All the complaints received against Wankhede will be probed by the officer. Four Police stations in Mumbai have received such complaints so far,” Mumbai Police mentioned.

An NCB staff busted an alleged medicine social gathering on the Cordelia Cruise ship which was on its approach to Goa on October 2. A complete of 20 folks together with Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, have been arrested within the case. 

Meanwhile, NCP chief Nawab Malik earlier on Wednesday mentioned if the Sameer Wankhede’s delivery certificates, which the minister had posted on-line to declare the official solid paperwork to safe job, seems false, then he’ll resign from his ministerial publish and retire as a politician.

He additionally claimed the Cordelia cruise medicine social gathering organisers had taken permission straight from the “directorate of shipping” on the Centre and never the state police or the state dwelling division.

(Agency Inputs)

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, 2021-10-28 00:37:59

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