Sameer Wankhede Money Laundering Case: ED’s Allegations and Reactions | – Times of India

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a case of money laundering against former Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) zonal director Sameer Wankhede, alleging that he demanded a bribe of Rs 25 crore. This matter is linked to the arrest of Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan in the 2021 Cordelia cruise ship drug bust case.
It is being reported that the case was filed on the basis of an FIR registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in May 2023.Along with Wankhede, three other NCB officers have also been summoned for questioning.

Sameer Wankhede faces heat as ED launches money laundering probe in Aryan Khan case

Reacting to this development, Sameer Wankhede told ETimes, “ED had registered the said ECIR in 2023. It is surprising that this ECIR is based on the CBI FIR which is already under question before the Bombay HC. Since the matter is subjudice, I don’t intend to comment anything further. I will give the appropriate reply in the court at the appropriate time. I reiterate that I have full faith in the Indian Judiciary. Satyamev Jayate.”
Sameer Wankhede was booked by the CBI in May last year on charges of seeking Rs 25-crore bribe for not framing Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan in the drugs-on-cruise case. According to PTI, the CBI booked Wankhede and others for alleged criminal conspiracy (120-B IPC), and threat of extortion (388 IPC) besides provisions pertaining to bribery under the Prevention of Corruption Act on a complaint from the NCB.

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