Sameer Wankhede to head Aryan Khan case unless 'substantial evidence found against him'
New Delhi/IBNS: Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) zonal officer Sameer Wankhede was questioned on Wednesday in connection with the bribery allegations against him, which is being probed internally by the anti-drugs agency.
The officer, in-charge investigating the cruise ship raids case involving Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan,will continue leading the probe unless substantial information is found against him, media reports said.
A five-member team from the vigilance section of the NCB travelled to Mumbai on Wednesday to investigate the allegations against Wankhede.
The agency had ordered a vigilance inquiry into the bribery allegations made against the officer by a man named as a witness in the case.
Wankhede is also facing a series of allegations from Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik that range from extortion to illegal phone tapping.
Malik had claimed Wankhede "used to make illegal phone intercepts of well known people through two private persons and blackmailed innocent persons".
According to an NDTV report, in an affidavit, private investigator 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.