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Mumbai Lawyer Seeks FIR Against NCB’s Sameer Wankhede, 4 Others On Extortion Charges

Mumbai: Police said a Mumbai-based lawyer has submitted a written complaint to the Mumbai Police and the Maharashtra government seeking a probe against Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) regional director Sameer Wankhede and four others on charges of extortion in the drug-on-cruise case.

Advocate Sudha Dwivedi approached MRA Marg police station to register an FIR against Wankhede, Shah Rukh Khan’s manager Pooja Dadlani and three witnesses in the drug case – Prabhakar Cell, Manish Bhanushali and Kiran Gosavi. Over allegations of “extortion by threat of accusation of an offence” in the Mumbai cruise drug case.

“A complaint by a lawyer Sudha Dwivedi has been received but no FIR has been registered yet,” said officer Anand Dadu, MRA Marg Police Station.

The written complaint has also been sent to Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse, Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale, Mumbai Police Joint Commissioner (Crime) Milind Bharambe and the State Anti-Corruption Bureau. Dwivedi’s complaint is based on the allegation made by Prabhakar Cell, who claims to be the bodyguard of another NCB witness Kiran Gosavi, that Gosavi took Rs 50 lakh from a person after the raid on the cruise ship.

“It is very clear that now, on the basis of the affidavit, the entire investigation will be nothing but a sham and frivolous investigation, which is clearly done to malign the image of the State Government, Bollywood Film Industry and Anti-Narcotics. The state government, which is working tirelessly to confiscate the cell ‘heroin’ not ‘heroines’, read the complaint of advocate Dwivedi.

“The statement of the said Prabhakar clearly make it clear that, there was no recovery, the panchnama are false, fabricated and it was done with a clear intention for personal gains and with hand in gloves with NCB Mumbai Zonal Unit officials involved and for which proper investigation has to be done by your office, failing which, the criminal activities of these people would boost their confidence and they can misuse the same to their personal gains,” the complaint added.

An NCB team busted an alleged drugs party on the Cordelia Cruise ship which was on its way to Goa at mid-sea on October 2. A total of 20 people, including Aryan Khan, have been arrested so far in the case.

(With ANI Inputs)

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