Mumbai: The anti-drug agency, Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Monday initiated a vigilance inquiry against CB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede after extortion charges were levelled against him in Aryan Khan alleged drug bust case.
Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik had earlier called for a SIT probe into the drug-on-cruise case – in which Bollywood superstar, Shah Rukh Khan’s son, Aryan Khan and others were arrested on October 3. The minister also informed that he would meet Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and state Home Minister Dilip Walse-Patil on the matter after an independent witness in the case, Prabhakar Sail, claimed that NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede who led the arrest of the star son in the drug bust case demanded Rs. 8 crore for the release of Aryan Khan.
Prabhakar Sail created a massive controversy recently when he made extortion allegations against the NCB in connection to the cruise rave party drug bust case. He had claimed that NCB demanded Rs. 25 crore from Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan and Rs. 8 crore out of the 25 crore was to be paid to the NCB Zonal director Sameer Wankhede.
However, as per the NCB and its zonal director, the allegations made by Sail were only an attempt to create hurdles and scuttle the investigation into the case.
On the other hand, Malik had also claimed that an organized crime was being carried-on in the city, alleging, “Two cases are open and not even one arrest has been made in a year. People were being called and money was being collected from them. False cases were being raised. If probed, there will be more revelations. We will demand CM for this SIT probe.”
Nawab Malik had also alleged that Sameer Wankhede was involved in “extortion and terrorising the Mumbai film industry”.