MUMBAI: Sameer Wankhede, the Zonal Director of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has said that he will be sending a legal notice to NCP leader and Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Nawab Malik for levelling allegations against him in connection to the Mumbai cruise drugs case.
Rejecting the allegations made by Nawab Malik, Sameer Wankhede said that Malik should give evidence instead of levelling allegations against him. On being asked about his visit to the Maldives that Malik had alleged to be part of some nexus with Bollywood, Wankhede told a private TV Channel that he had gone to the Maldives with his family using his own money, and he had taken due permission before the vacation.
He also said that he has never visited Dubai, and called it a blatant lie, refuting the charges made by Malik. Referring to continuous allegations made against him in the last few days after the NCB busted the rave party in a cruise ship and arrested Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, Sameer Wankhede said that his dead mother has been attacked, his father and sister have been targeted and abused.
Sameer Wankhede added that he is being personally targeted by minister Nawab Malik because he has booked a case in which Malik’s relative is involved. In January this year, Nawab Malik’s son-in-law Sameer Khan was arrested by NCB in connection with a drug case. Sameer Khan was arrested in a connection with a case where 200 kilograms of marijuana was seized from Bandra. He was released on bail in September, after spending 8 months in jail.
While, Yasmeen Wankhede, the lawyer and Sameer Wankhede’s sister also refuted the allegations by NCP, saying the minister should felicitate the NCB officer instead for works he has been doing against drugs.
Earlier today, Nawab Malik had accused Sameer Wankhede of ‘extortion’, and released some photographs of Yasmeen Wankhede in the Maldives. He had said, “A special officer was brought into the NCB after Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide. CBI is investigating the case but the mystery over his suicide or murder remains unresolved. But the NCB is now after the film industry. Dozens of actors were paraded before the NCB. Rhea Chakraborty was implicated.”