Mumbai, October 24
In a twist to the cruise drugs seizure case, an “independent witness” on Sunday claimed that Rs 25 crore was demanded by an official of the NCB and other persons, including absconding witness KP Gosavi, to let off Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan.
Wankhede fears plot to implicate him
Mumbai: NCB’s Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede on Sunday approached the Mumbai Police Commissioner seeking protection from likely legal action “being planned” against him by unknown persons to frame him in a”vigilance-related” issue. Without taking names, he claimed he had been threatened with jail and dismissal on public media.
Prabhakar Sail, the “independent witness”, alleged he had overheard Gosavi telling one Sam D’Souza over the phone about the Rs 25 crore demand and to settle at Rs 18 crore as they “have to give Rs 8 crore to Sameer Wankhede”, NCB’s zonal director. A senior NCB official denied the charge as “malicious”. — PTI
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