Mumbai: Appearing before a Special NDPS court, NCB Mumbai chief Sameer Wankhede said that he was being targeted and is ready for a probe.
“My family including my sister and deceased mother are being targeted,” the NCB zonal director told the court.
Appeared before the special NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act) court today in connection with the probe into the drugs case on the Wankhede cruise. Two affidavits have been filed in the case – one by NCB and the other by Wankhede.
Wankhede and Maharashtra minister and senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik are at a standoff in Mumbai over the drugs-on-cruise probe.
Malik has shared the birth certificate of Wankhede on Twitter saying “Sameer Dawood Wankhede’s fraud started from here.
Sameer Dawood Wankhede का यहां से शुरू हुआ फर्जीवाड़ा pic.twitter.com/rjdOkPs4T6
— Nawab Malik نواب ملک नवाब मलिक (@nawabmalikncp) October 25, 2021
Wankhede had then said that he would fight Malik legally. “I have come to know about a new tweet of Nawab Malik regarding my birth certificate. This is an ugly attempt to bring in all the things which are not connected to all this. My mother was a Muslim so does he want to bring my dead mother in all this? To verify my caste and background, anyone can go to my native place and verify my lineage from my great grandfather. But he should not spread this filth like this. I will fight all this legally and don’t want to comment much on it outside court,” Wankhede told ANI.
Earlier, challenging the NCB officer, the Maharashtra minister had accused Wankhede of extortion that he would lose his job within a year. An NCB team busted an alleged drugs party on board the Cordelia cruise ship, which was on its way to Goa in the middle of the sea on October 2. A total of 20 people have been arrested including Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan.