NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede won’t be arrested without giving him three days’ notice after he moved the courtroom searching for safety, the Mumbai Police assured the Bombay High Court on Thursday. Wankhede filed a petition and sought an pressing listening to, saying he feared arrest by police over allegations of extortion in opposition to him within the case associated to an alleged drug bust on a cruise ship involving actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan khan. His lawyer and senior advocate Atul Nanda talked about the petition earlier than a bench of Justices Nitin Jamdar and S V Kotwal, searching for interim safety from arrest.
Wankhede was a senior officer of the Narcotics Control Bureau and never a “drug peddler”, the lawyer stated.
Besides a route to police to not arrest him, the petition sought that the allegations in opposition to him be probed by an impartial company such because the Central Bureau of Investigation or National Investigating Agency.
Wankhede feared that the Mumbai police’s probe in opposition to him was prone to be biassed and unfair, it stated. He was a “decorated officer” of the NCB who was being subjected to “public vilification” following Aryan Khan’s arrest, the petition stated.
“Ever since the said investigation (into Khan’s case) has commenced, the Petitioner has been systematically been made the target of public vilification and private harassment by vested interests using the powerful medium of persons holding public office in the very Government of the day,” it stated.
The police’s probe in opposition to him was “occasioned due to a clear program by the Respondent State (Maharashtra government) to implicate the Petitioner in false cases,” the petition alleged.
Wankhede additionally challenged the Mumbai police’s determination to arrange a four-member staff to research the allegations in opposition to him.
Nawab Malik’s allegations in opposition to Wankhede
NCP chief Nawab Malik in TV interviews made allegations in opposition to Wankhede concerning the investigation of the Aryan Khan case, claimed that the raid on the cruise ship was faux, alleged extortion and questioned the officer’s integrity, the petition stated. “So much so that the mobile number of the Petitioner was intentionally flashed after which he started receiving many unwanted calls,” it claimed.
Chief public prosecutor Aruna Pai, who appeared for the police, opposed the request for interim safety from arrest, saying it was “premature,” because the inquiry had simply begun and no FIR had been registered but.
The excessive courtroom requested if the police have been prepared to state that they won’t arrest the NCB official.
It additionally requested prosecutor Pai a few provision of the Prevention of Corruption Act which says that approval of the central authorities should be taken earlier than initiating any inquiry in opposition to a central authorities official. Pai took directions from the police authorities and guaranteed that “three working days’ notice will be given (to Wankhede) before arrest by Mumbai Police.”
The bench accepted the assertion and disposed of the petition. It additionally made it clear that it had not expressed any opinion on the deserves of the case or allegations in opposition to Wankhede.
Complaint by Jayesh Wani
With the most recent grievance filed by a lawyer Jayesh Wani, the variety of circumstances in opposition to Wankhede, who’s allegedly concerned within the extortion case, has gone as much as 5. Earlier right now, the lawyer representing the state authorities knowledgeable the Bombay High Court that there are 4 completely different complaints in opposition to him.
In his Complaint to the MRA Marg Police station of Mumbai, Wani alleged, “He (Wankhede) has availed the benefits of SC reservation illegally and that is why he an FIR against him be registered under sections 406, 409, 420, 468 and 120 (b) of IPC.”
“His father changed his religion before Sameer’s birth,” the grievance stated.
Sameer Wankhede’s spouse writes to Maharashtra CM
Sameer Wankhede’s spouse Kranti Redkar Wankhede on Thursday wrote to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray urging justice, citing the “continued attack into her family’s personal life”.
Kranti Redkar has additionally sought time from the Maharashtra CM to fulfill him however has not acquired any response but.
In her letter to Uddhav Thackeray, Sameer Wankhede’s spouse stated, “I grew up as a Marathi girl in view of Shiv Sena fighting for the justice of Marathi man since childhood. Learned from Balasaheb Thackeray and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj that we must not do injustice to anyone, do not tolerate injustice on yourself.”
“I am standing alone against those who are attacking my personal life privately every day on social media. We are being insulted by people every day. A woman’s dignity is being toyed with in Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s state. Had Balasaheb been here today, he would not have liked it,” her letter in Marathi learn.
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