Mumbai Police enquiry into 'extortion' claims in cruise ship drug bust case
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INDIA - October 28, 2021

Mumbai Police enquiry into ‘extortion’ claims in cruise ship drug bust case

Mumbai Police will soon commence enquiry into complaints of alleged extortion against NCB officers, including zonal director Sameer Wankhede, in the drugs bust case involving Aryan Khan. Police are conducting inquiry into four complaints, filed by independent witness Prabhakar Sail, lawyers Sudha Dwivedi and Kanishka Jain, and Nitin Deshmukh, according to reports.

Mumbai Police on Wednesday had recorded the statement of Sail for the second time in connection with his allegation of extortion attempt by NCB officials in the drugs seizure case. His lawyer Tushar Khandare had claimed that his client was “misused” during the NCB raid on a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast during which drugs were allegedly seized and Aryan Khan, actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son, was arrested. The city police had said they had received four applications alleging extortion by Wankhede and other officials, and have launched an enquiry to verify these claims.

One of the applications was sent by Sail, who alleged that he overheard K.P. Gosavi, another witness in the cruise ship raid case, talking to one Sam D’Souza over the phone about a demand of Rs 25 crore including Rs 8 crore for Sameer Wankhede, police said. Wankhede, an IRS officer, has denied the allegations.

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