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Amid Nawab Malik’s forgery claims Wankhede to meet SC commission chief today

By Saima Siddiqui 
Updated Date

Mumbai: Amid a slew of allegations raised by Nationalist Congress Party leader and Maharashtra Minister, Nawab Malik, Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede is all set to meet National Commission Schedule Caste chairman Vijay Sampla in Delhi today, on November 1.

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This development comes a month after Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik alleged that NCB’s Sameer Wankhede is a Muslim who forged his caste certificate in order to qualify for the civil services under the Scheduled Caste quota.

In favour of his claims Mr Malik also tweeted a photograph of what he alleged was Sameer Wankhede’s birth certificate on October 25.

Sameer Wankhede then registered a complaint with the NCSC and the commission initiated an enquiry into the matter. Wankhede also issued a press statement denying the allegations and saying his father is a Hindu while his late mother was a Muslim.

“The publishing of my personal documents on Twitter is defamatory in nature and unnecessary invasion of my family privacy… I am pained by the nature of personal, defamatory and slanderous attacks,” Sameer Wankhede said.

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Wankhede also met Arun Halder, the vice-chairman of the NCSC, in Mumbai and handed over an application to him.

Following their meeting on Saturday, Arun Halder said he thinks Sameer Wankhede is “from a scheduled caste”. Arun Halder said, “After listing to his complaint, I think he is from a scheduled caste. He has denied allegations of any religious conversion.”

To note, Nawab Malik has levelled several allegations against NCB’s Sameer Wankhede since the anti-drug agency’s investigation into the high-profile Mumbai cruise drugs seizure case began on October 2.

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