In a big improvement, the Narcotics Management Bureau’s controversial Mumbai Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede has been moved from the investigations into the sensational cruise ship get together raid of October 2 by which Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan, was arrested.
Nevertheless, questioned by media individuals, Wankhede denied that he had been shifted from the case.
Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik mentioned that Wankhede has been faraway from a complete of 5 instances, together with the Cordelia Cruise case.
“That is just the start. Much more needs to be performed to scrub this method and we’ll do it,” he asserted, including that there are a complete 26 instances that have to be probed.
In line with accessible indications, the 5 instances from which Wankhede has been rendered persona non-grata shall be probed by a brand new staff to be headed by a senior NCB officer who will likely be deputed from New Delhi.
Wankhede has been beneath a cloud for quite a lot of causes together with allegations of corruption, faux caste certificates, a lavish life-style, and focusing on high-profile people, particularly from Bollywood and glamour business with comparatively insignificant drug seizures, and so on.
Malik and Wankhede have been engaged in an unprecedented disagreement for the previous one month, with the NCP chief making a sequence of stunning exposes on the NCB Mumbai head, in addition to an affidavit by a witness accusing him of extortion, allegations of Bharatiya Janata Occasion politicians and wished criminals being roped in throughout the ship raid, and so on.
Wankhede has been operating from pillar to publish to politicians to statutory panels to the courts in search of safety from motion in opposition to him, and has been not too long ago given reduction within the type of 3 working days’ discover in case of arrest by the police.
On the raid on an alleged rave get together aboard the Cordelia Cruise ship, Wankhede had made a ‘massive catch’ of Aryan Khan and 7 others, and later one other 12 have been arrested within the case which has hogged nationwide consideration for a month.