Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik on Tuesday claimed that he received a letter from an unnamed Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) official with a list of people who have been framed in false cases.
“The letter sent to me by an unnamed NCB official claim that a number of people have been framed in false cases…Panchnamas were drafted at the NCB office. We demand an investigation into this,” said Maharashtra Minister for Minority Affairs and Skills Development Nawab Malik. Also Read: Mumbai Lawyer Seeks FIR Against NCB’s Sameer Wankhede, 4 Others On Extortion Charges
In the letter, Sameer Wankhede is described as an “attention-seeking” officer. It is also being claimed that Wankhede implicates innocent people in false NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) cases.
The letter also alleges advocate Ayaz Khan extorts money from Bollywood actors and gives it to Wankhede and in return, the NCB official asks the Bollywood artists he catches to hire Khan as their lawyer.
It is to be noted that Khan has handled Bharti Singh’s case against the NCB.
While posting the letter, Malik said he will be forwarding it to DG Narcotics with the request that it be included in the probe into Narcotics Control Bureau’s Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede.
On Monday, the NCP spokesperson questioned whether NCB’s Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede submitted a fake caste certificate to bag a government job.
61-year-old Malik posted a purported birth certificate and Wankhede’s marriage photo on Twitter with captions: “Yahanse shuru hua farziwada’ (the fraud started here)” and “Pehchan Kaun (guess who)”.
In the birth certificate, the name of the NCB chief is mentioned as ‘Sameer Dawood Wankhede’. The NCP MLA claimed that according to the birth certificate, Wankhede is a born Muslim but purportedly forged the documents to get reservations in UPSC exams and became an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer.
However, the NCB Zonal Director dismissed Malik’s allegations, saying his father is a retired Senior Police Inspector Dnyandev Kachruji Wankhede with the State Excise Department, Pune. He added that his late mother, Zaheeda, was a Muslim.
The wedding photo posted is of Wankhede during his first wedding with one Dr Shabana Qureshi.
Wankhede also confirmed marrying Dr Shabana Qureshi in a civil ceremony in 2006 in accordance with the Special Marriage Act, 1954. “Both of us divorced mutually through Civil Court… in 2016. Later, in 2017, I married Kranti Dinanath Redkar,” said Wankhede.
Malik has continued to hit out at Wankhede since his son-in-law Sameer Khan was granted bail in a drug case. The NCP leader addressed a press conference accusing Sameer Wankhede of imposing a false case.