Sameer Wankhede, Aryan Khan case officer removed; NCB’s Delhi team to probe drug on cruise case


New Delhi: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Friday removed Sameer Wankhede, one of its top officers probing the drugs on cruise case which led to arrest of Shah Rukh’s son Aryan Khan and few others.

A total of six cases have been transferred from NCB’s Mumbai team to Delhi counterparts after slew of allegations against Sameer Wankhede levelled by NCP leader Nawab Malik.

Reports said Wankhede’s exit from the case comes on back of pay-off allegations against him but the NCB zonal director clarified that it was because of his writ petition that he was removed from this case. He said that he wrote to the NCB, seeking probe by a Central team.

A SIT team led by senior police officer Sanjay Singh will now take over Aryan Khan case.

Slew of allegations were levelled against Wankhede by the NCP leader Nawab Malik and also by Prabhakar Salil, an eyewitness in the Aryan Khan case.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik took a jibe on the NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede , following his removal from the drugs-on-cruise case involving Aryan Khan.

Taking to his official Twitter handle, Nawab Malik said, “Sameer Wankhede removed from 5 cases including the Aryan Khan case. There are 26 cases in all that needs to be probed. This is just the beginning… a lot more has to be done to clean this system and we will do it.”