Sharad Pawar Steps Into Drugs-On-Cruise Case, Meets Maha Home Minister
Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar has stepped into the drugs-on-cruise case. In view of a series of revelations and the arrest of Anil Deshmukh, Pawar met Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil at his residence where Mumbai Police commissioner Hemant Nagrale was also present.
The Aryan Khan case is taking a different turn and Mumbai police has got significant evidence that establishes that Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB) Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede and his team had demanded Rs 25 crore as ransom from Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan to release his son, The New Indian Express reported quoting sources.
“Sharad Pawar wants to understand this ongoing controversy with details. It also shows that central agencies are working at the behest of the BJP leaders. The fight continues between the Maharashtra government and the centre over different issues. Pawar handled the home department of the state earlier and therefore he takes a keen interest in all these development that has larger ramifications and guide his party leaders,” said source requested anonymity, TNIE reported.
Pawar also met Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut separately on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, NCB DDG Gyaneshwar Singh also met with Mumbai Commissioner Hemant Nagrale on Tuesday and sought the CCTV footage related to the Aryan Khan case and the serious allegations against NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede.
The 15-member central NCB team has taken over six high-profile cases headed by NCB Zonal officer Sameer Wankhede. The team has taken the statement of Prabhakar Sail, who is a witness in the Aryan Khan case, and visited the places such as the cruise which are connected to this high profile case.
Hemant Nagrale has assured full support to an ongoing probe by the NCB Vigilance team on the drug bust and other cases, the report added.