Sameer ‘Dawood’ Wankhede Used Fake Caste Certificate For Govt Job, Claims NCP Leader Nawab Malik

Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Minister Nawab Malik has not stopped his tirade against Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede. On Monday he questioned whether Wankhede submitted a fake caste certificate to get a government job.

Malik tweeted a purported birth certificate and marriage photo of the embattled Wankhede with telling captions: “Yahanse shuru hua farziwada (the fraud started here) and Pehchan Kaun (guess who)”.


The birth certificate shows the NCB chief’s name as ‘Sameer Dawood Wankhede’, and the picture is from his (Wankhede’s) first wedding with Dr. Shabana Qureshi, and he later divorced her to get married to Marathi actress Kranti Redkar.

The NCP minister claimed that as per the birth certificate, Wankhede is a born Muslim but allegedly appeared for the civic services (UPSC) exams through a reserved category and became an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer.

“He has forged the documents to get reservations in the (civil services) examinations and job,” Malik contended, according to an IANS report.

Reacting to Malik’s tweet, Sameer Wankhede on Monday issued a statement saying that his father Dnyandev Kachruji Wankhede, a retired Senior Police Inspector of State Excise Department was a Hindu and his mother late Zaheeda was a Muslim.

“I belong to a composite, multi-religious and secular family in true Indian tradition and I am proud of my heritage,” he said in the statement.

Further countering Malik, Wankhede said, “The publishing of my personal documents on Twitter is defamatory in nature and unnecessary invasion of my family privacy. It is intended to malign me, my family, my father and my late mother. The series of acts of Hon’ble Minister over the past few days have put me and my family under tremendous mental and emotional pressure. I am pained by the nature of personal, defamatory and slanderous attacks by the Hon’ble Minster without any justification.”

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