Sameer Wankhede Appears Before CBI for Third Day in Alleged Extortion Case Related to Aryan Khan’s Drug Case
Former NCB chief, Sameer Wankhede, appeared before the CBI in Mumbai for the third day in an alleged extortion case related to Aryan Khan’s drug case investigation. The case gained popularity as it involves superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son, Aryan Khan. The High Court pulled up Wankhede for allegedly leaking the conversation between Shah Rukh Khan and him to the media despite the matter being sub judice.
What Happened in the Alleged Chats
In the alleged chats between Sameer Wankhede and Shah Rukh Khan, the latter can be seen discussing the ongoing drug probe and requesting Wankhede to go easy on his son, Aryan Khan.
What Wankhede’s Lawyer and CBI Claimed
Wankhede’s lawyer claimed that an honest officer is being harassed under the pretext of an investigation despite his full cooperation and understanding in the matter. However, CBI claimed that Wankhede isn’t willing to inform them about certain aspects of the case and also alleged that he leaked his conversation with Shah Rukh Khan to the media. The central agency also demanded that Wankhede be not given any shield against the arrest by the court.
Wankhede and his aides are accused of demanding a hefty bribe of Rs 25 crore from superstar Shah Rukh Khan for not implicating his son Aryan in the Cordelia cruise ‘drug bust’ case, an official said.
Next Hearing and Continuing Exemption From Arrest
The High Court directed the CBI to file its response on June 3. Wankhede’s team, on the other hand, will have till June 7 to respond. The next hearing is on June 8. Continuing the exemption from arrests, the next hearing promises to be a memorial time for the case.
The case continues to gain popularity, and it will be interesting to know the outcome of the alleged harassment and extortion case involving Sameer Wankhede and Shah Rukh Khan’s family.