Following the latest allegations leveled against NCB Zonal Chief Sameer Wankhede on many occasions. The Director of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has chosen to move six cases from the Mumbai section, which is led by zonal director Sameer Wankhede, to the agency’s operations unit in Delhi. Cases against Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan, actor Armaan Kholi, and NCP leader Nawab Malik’s son-in-law Sameer Khan are among those being investigated.
According to sources, Wankhede would remain the federal narcotics law enforcement and intelligence agency’s Mumbai zone head. The transfer of cases practically means that the Mumbai unit, led by Wankehde, will no longer be investigating these crimes.
Wankhede is facing a vigilance investigation after a witness in the drugs-on-cruise case in which Aryan was detained claimed NCB agents, including its zonal chief, attempted extortion. In an affidavit, a panch witness in the case, Prabhakar Sail, claimed that several agency officials, including Wankhede, offered an extortion price of Rs 25 crores in exchange for Khan’s release.
“The Director-General of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has formed a special investigative team [SIT] made up of officers from the Operations Branch of the NCB Headquarters to take over six cases from the NCB Mumbai Zonal Unit. No officers have been relieved of their current duties, and they will continue to support the Operations Branch as needed… It is emphasized that the NCB is a single, integrated agency that operates throughout India “According to a statement issued by the central agency.