Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede is no longer going to investigate 6 cases including the cruise drugs case involving actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan. NCB has assigned 6 cases including cruise cases from Mumbai unit to Special Investigation Team (SIT). The SIT team is now going to leave for Mumbai today to take action on these cases.
DDG Sanjay Kumar Singh to lead the probe: NCB Deputy Director General (North-West Zone) Mutha Ashok Jain has said that the probe has been done on “administrative basis” and since these six cases have “widespread and inter-state ramifications, “He has been handed over to the operating unit in Delhi. The operational unit of NCB has all India jurisdiction and is currently headed by DDG Sanjay Kumar Singh. Singh is a 1996 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of Odisha cadre. According to the information received, Samir Wankhede, who is facing many personal and service related issues, will continue to be the director of Mumbai Zone of the agency. Apart from the cruise drug case, the matter related to the son-in-law of Maharashtra cabinet minister Nawab Malik has also been taken up from the Mumbai regional unit. But it is not yet clear whether the 2020 drug case involving actress Rhea Chakraborty has also been transferred from Mumbai to the operating unit. According to media reports, the agency has found some issues in the proceedings of these 6 cases and hence has been removed from the Mumbai unit.
Now is just the beginning – Nawab Malik: Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik, who has leveled many allegations against Sameer Wankhede, has said that the removal of the NCB officer from the case is “just the beginning.” NCP leader Malik said, “5 including Aryan Khan case”. Sameer Wankhede has been removed from the cases. There are 26 cases in total which are to be investigated. this is just the begining. A lot still needs to be done to clean up the system. And we will.” The NCB detained actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan and others on the intervening night of October 2-3 in a cruise case and sent Sameer to departmental vigil after an independent witness attempted extortion in the Wankhede case. facing investigation. Aryan Khan was released on bail on 30 October.