Mumbai: The Delhi team of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) will now investigate the case of drug seizure involving Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan. Mumbai NCB chief Sameer Wankhede, who was in charge of the case, was taken off the probe because of allegations of extortion.
Sameer Wankhede is currently facing an internal vigilance probe. Besides extortion, he also faces charges of forgery and misrepresentation.
While he is now off the Aryan Khan case, he will continue to head the Mumbai zonal office of NCB.
According to NCB deputy director general Mutha Ashok Jain, six cases from the Mumbai zone have been handed over to the Delhi team. The other cases include those against actor Armaan Kohli and NCP leader Nawab Malik.The order was issued by NCB chief SN Pradhan.
An NCB press release said that a special investigation team (SIT) “comprising officers from Operations Branch of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) headquarters has been constituted by the Director General, NCB to take over a total of 06 cases from NCB Mumbai Zonal Unit which have national and international ramifications, in order to conduct deeper investigation to find out forward and backward linkages”.
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