Live tv
search
  1. You Are At:
  2. English News
  3. India
  4. Drugs-on-cruise case: Centre orders action against probing officer Sameer Wankhede for 'shoddy' investigation

Drugs-on-cruise case: Centre orders action against probing officer Sameer Wankhede for 'shoddy' investigation

The government said it will take appropriate action against Wankhede for allegedly providing a fake caste certificate. Aryan Khan was given a clean chit by the Narcotics Control Bureau in the October 2021 drugs-on-cruise case on Friday.

Abhro Banerjee Edited by: Abhro Banerjee @AbhroBanerjee1 Mumbai Updated on: May 27, 2022 19:11 IST
The government has ordered action against Sameer Wankhede
Image Source : PTI

The government has ordered action against Sameer Wankhede over "flaw in his probe".  

Drugs-on-cruise case: On the day Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan and five others received a clean chit from the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), the government ordered action against ex-NCB officer Sameer Wankhede for his alleged "shoddy" work while probing a 'drugs-on-cruise' case.

Appropriate action is also being initiated against Wankhede for allegedly providing a fake caste certificate, they added. Aryan Khan was given a clean chit by the Narcotics Control Bureau in the October 2021 'drugs-on-cruise' case on Friday.

Wankhede is an Indian Revenue Service officer and the finance ministry is the nodal authority to take the action against him. The government has asked the competent authority to take appropriate action against Wankhede for his alleged "shoddy" investigation in the 'drugs-on-cruise' case, sources said.

Wankhede was then Mumbai zonal director of the NCB and handled the initial investigation after an anti-drugs raid on a cruise. Aryan was arrested by the NCB on October 3 last year in the case.

He was granted bail on October 28 by the Bombay High Court which dismissed NCB's arguments and said it can not just rely on WhatsApp messages to make such grave allegations.

On November 6 last year, the NCB headquarters removed Wankhede from the probe and transferred the case from Mumbai to a Delhi-based SIT formed under its deputy director-general (operations) Sanjay Kumar Singh.

Officials of the NCB, which filed its chargesheet in a Mumbai court, said the names of Aryan and five others were not there due to "lack of sufficient evidence".

After the submission by the NCB, the office of Nawab Malik, a Maharashtra minister, tweeted that "now that #AryanKhan and 5 others get a clean chit. Will #NCB  take action against #SameerWankhede his team and the private army? Or will it shield the culprits?" 

According to reports, Wankhede is presently posted in the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Mumbai.

Also Read: Aryan Khan, 5 others get NCB clean chit in drugs-on-cruise case

Also Read: Drugs-on-cruise case: Many flaws in Sameer Wankhede's investigation, says vigilance team

 

 

Latest India News