Drugs case: Private investigator Kiran Gosavi to surrender in Lucknow, says report
New Delhi/IBNS: In a second sensational twist to the drugs-on-cruise-ship case, Kiran Gosavi, the private investigator whose photos and videos with Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan went viral, has told the media he will surrender shortly in Lucknow.
"I will surrender in Lucknow within half-an-hour," said the man who has been missing since the raids and against whom a lookout notice has been released.
On being asked why he was surrendering in Lucknow when the case has been filed in Mumbai and Maharashtra police are looking for him, KP Gosavi told NDTV that he feels "threatened" in the city.
Asked about the claims of pay-offs, Gosavi told NDTV that he has no knowledge of this. "I'm hearing this for the first time," he said, further claiming that he had not met NCB officer Sameer Wankhede before October 2.
According to an NDTV report, in an affidavit, KP Gosavi's personal bodyguard, Prabhakar Sail, claimed he has heard KP Gosavi speak to one Sam D'Souza of an 18 crore deal, of which 8 crore was to be paid to Sameer Wankhede.
In the same evening, KP Gosavi, Sam D'Souza and Shah Rukh Khan's manager Pooja Dadlani, had a 15-minute meeting inside a car.
He even said he had received the money from KP Gosavi and handed it over to Sam D'Souza near Trident Hotel. When the cash was counted, it amounted to 38 lakh and not 50 lakh, he said in the affidavit.
Sail was one of the nine witnesses NCB named in a press release on October 6.
After Aryan Khan and the others were taken to the NCB office, he said he was asked by Gosavi and Sameer Wankhede to sign some blank papers, the report stated.
"Till such time we reached Lower Parel KP Gosavi was talking to Sam on the phone and stated that you put a bomb of 25 crores and let's settle at 18 final because we have to give 8 crores to Sameer Wankhede," the affidavit read.
Sources in the NCB have rejected the claims and questioned if money had changed hands, "why would someone be in jail".