Aryan Khan Case Officer Sameer Wankhede is the subject of a corruption investigation by the CBI
The CBI has filed a charge of corruption against earlier NCB officer Sameer Wankhede, who detained Bollywood actor superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan in a suspected drug case. In its FIR, the CBI claims that Wankhede and others asked Cordelia Cruise for Rs 25 crore in exchange for not framing Aryan Khan.
Sameer Wankhede has been charged with corruption
The anti-drug officer Sameer Wankhede, who detained Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan in the alleged drugs-on-cruise case two years ago, was charged with corruption on Friday by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
In its FIR, the CBI claims that Wankhede and others demanded Rs 25 crore in the Cordelia Cruise-Aryan Khan case and received Rs 50 lakh as extortion.
CBI raided Mr. Wankhede
In addition to other individuals, IRS agent Sameer Wankhede was the subject of a corruption investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). At 20 locations, including Mumbai, Ranchi, Kanpur, and Delhi, there is an ongoing search operation.
Mr. Wankhede’s offices are being searched by the top investigative agency.
In connection with the case, the central investigation agency also conducted a raid on Wankhede’s home. Along with Wankhede’s home, 29 other locations were searched by CBI agents.
NCB raid cruise ship 2021
When he and other NCB agents raided the cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai in 2021, Mr. Wankhede served as the organization’s zonal chief for Mumbai.
The anti-drugs agency exonerated Aryan Khan in May 2022 after his four weeks in jail for “lack of sufficient evidence,” which led to the dismissal of all charges.
Past Controversies of Sameer Wankhede
In the past, Thane police had also filed a police report (FIR) against Sameer Wankhede, the former Mumbai zonal director of the Narcotics Control Bureau, for alleged forgery in connection with a license he allegedly obtained for a pub and hotel he owned in Navi Mumbai.
The caste scrutiny committee cleared Wankhede, who was under investigation for allegedly submitting a fake caste certificate to obtain a government job.
Wankhede, an IRS agent, was moved to Chennai’s DG Taxpayer Service Directorate in 2022
The Directorate General of Analytics and Risk Management (DGARM), Mumbai Zone, transferred Wankhede, an IRS officer from the 2008 batch, to the Directorate General of Taxpayers’ Services (DGTS), Chennai.