Money laundering case: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) registered a money laundering case against the former zonal director of Mumbai's Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Sameer Wankhede.
Meanwhile, apart from Wankhede, three additional NCB officers have been called in for questioning as part of the ongoing investigation.
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In an official statement, the Enforcement Directorate said, “ED registered a case against former Mumbai NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede. ED has now started an investigation into the money laundering case against Sameer Wankhede. ED has also summoned three NCB officers for questioning.”
Last year, the CBI filed a case against Wankhede, accusing him of purportedly seeking a bribe of Rs 25 crore to refrain from implicating Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan in a drug-related case.
The agency alleged that a deal was struck for Rs 18 crore, highlighting that Wankhede's assets did not align with his known sources of income.
Additional corruption allegations against Sameer Wankhede and other NCB officials were also under investigation. The FIR noted that he failed to account for expenses incurred during his foreign trips.
Wankhede has alleged that he was being punished for being a patriot.
Wankhede raided Cordelia Cruise and arrested actor Shah Rukh Khan's son, Aryan Khan, in an alleged drug case.
(With inputs from agencies)