Sub-heading: CBI Accuses Sameer Wankhede of Extortion in Aryan Khan’s Case
The ongoing drug probe involving Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan’s son, Aryan Khan, has sparked yet another controversy. This time, the former NCB Mumbai zone chief, Sameer Wankhede, has been accused of extortion in an alleged Rs 25 crore case.
In 2021, Wankhede was investigating a drugs raid which had led to Aryan Khan’s arrest and a 21-day stay in prison. The NCB Mumbai zone chief was responsible for the investigation and acted according to the rules and regulations laid down to stop the proliferation of drugs. However, in his plea, Wankhede has accused the CBI of taking ‘revenge’ against him in the case.
What Did Wankhede Do?
Wankhede filed a plea in Bombay HC stating that he had received a message from Shah Rukh Khan, who was ‘begging’ him to spare his son. In the message, Khan asked Wankhede to release his son and promised to do everything in his power to stop the investigation. In his reply to Khan, Wankhede said, “Shahrukh I know you as a fine human being. Let’s hope for the best. Take care of yourself.”
What Is the Latest Update?
On Friday, the Bombay High Court directed the CBI to not take any coercive action against Wankhede till May 22. This means that Wankhede can continue with his work without any interference from the CBI.
- Sameer Wankhede is being accused of extortion by the CBI in Aryan Khan’s case.
- Wankhede received a message from Shah Rukh Khan, who was begging him to release his son.
- The Bombay High Court has directed the CBI to not take any coercive action against Wankhede till May 22.