Sameer Wankedi, District Director of the Narcotics Control Bureau, on Sunday asked the Mumbai Police Commissioner to ensure that no legal action is taken against him on the basis of “ulterior motives”. Wankedi said in a letter to the commissioner that some “unidentified persons” were involved in a lawsuit against him in connection with a drug seizure case on a cruise ship.
“You have also been informed that a threat of imprisonment and dismissal has been issued against the undersigned in public media by highly respected public officials,” Wankedi wrote.
Mumbai: NCB District Director Sameer Wankedi has written to the Mumbai Police Commissioner asking him to “ensure that no hasty legal action is taken to fan me with ulterior motives”. pic.twitter.com/dixPdizZgE– Ani (ANI) October 24, 2021
This comes after an independent witness, Prabhakar Seal, claimed earlier today that an official of the National Central Bank and some other persons had demanded Rs 25 crore from Shah Rukh Khan for the release of his son Aryan Khan, who was arrested in a drug case on 2 October. He responded to the allegations in an official statement, saying that since Prabhakar was a witness in the case, which is before the court and sub-judicial, he needed to “offer his prayers to the esteemed court instead of social media if he had any” also added the statement signed by NCB DDG Mutha Ashok that Wankhede categorically denied the allegations.
Wankedi, in his letter, referred to Jain’s statement in which he said he had sent Prabhakar’s affidavit to the General Manager of National Commercial Bank, requesting that the necessary measures be taken.
“Since he (Sail) is a witness in the case and the case is before the honorable court and is submissive to the judges, he needs to bring his prayers to the court instead of social media if he has something to say,” Jain stated. In addition, there are some allegations of vigilance against some people in the affidavit, which is based on Prabhakar Sil’s hearing, according to the statement.
“NCB Mumbai District Director Sameer Wankedi has categorically denied the allegations. As some of the contents of the affidavit are on a matter of vigilance, we are sending the affidavit to the Director General (DG) National Commercial Bank asking him to take further necessary action.”