New Delhi: After ordering vigilance inquiry into the claims made by a witness in extortion bid of Rs 25 crore involving Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede, NCB NCB Director-General SN Pradhan on Tuesday said that any decision on removal of Wankhede will be taken based on solid evidence.Also Read - Are You In Home Quarantine? Mumbai Control Room Will Call You 5 Times A Day. Check Latest Rules
At present, Sameer Wankhede is leading the Mumbai drug bust case involving Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan. Also Read - 5-Year-Old Mumbai Girl Gets New Lease of Life After Brain-Dead MP Farmer Donates His Heart
Prabhakar Sail, an independent witness in the cruise drugs case, on Sunday claimed in an affidavit and in subsequent interactions with reporters in Mumbai that Rs 25 crore was demanded by an NCB official and some other people linked to the case to let off Aryan from this investigation. Also Read - Omicron: No Case in Mumbai Yet, Confirms Genome Sequencing of South Africa Returnees
Sail said he was the bodyguard of another witness in this case, K P Gosavi, who is absconding after the NCB raids, which were conducted on October 3 at the cruise terminal on Mumbai’s coast leading to the arrest of as many as 20 people, including Aryan.
Sail also claimed that he saw Gosavi meeting Shah Rukh’s manager and that he was asked to sign “9-10 blank pages” in the presence of Wankhede after the cruise raids. However, Wankhede has constantly denied the allegations being made against him in this case.
In the meantime, a five-member team of the NCB’s vigilance department from Delhi will visit Mumbai on Wednesday to question the members of the team involved in the investigation of the Aryan Khan case. As per latest updates, the new team will be headed by NCB Deputy Director General Gyaneshwar Singh.
Earlier in the day, the Bombay High Court has adjourned Aryan Khan’s bail hearing till tomorrow. Presenting the case for Aryana, lawyer Mukul Rohatgi told the Bombay HC that his client was not a customer and had been invited on the cruise as a special guest.