More trouble for Sameer Wankhede as ED registers money laundering case
In a shocking turn of events, Sameer Wankhede, the former director of the Mumbai Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), who led the high-profile drug bust case involving Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, has another trouble in his kitty, as the Enforcement Directorate (ED) registered a case against him.
Wankhede has been accused of demanding a bribe of Rs 25 crore from the superstar in exchange for not framing Aryan Khan in a drug case in October 2021. The ED has also summoned three NCB officers for questioning.
“ED had registered the said ECIR in 2023. It’s surprising that this ECIR is based on the CBI FIR which is already under question before the Bombay HC. Since the matter is subjudice, I don’t intend to comment anything further. I will give the appropriate reply in the court at the appropriate time. I reiterate that I have full faith in the Indian Judiciary,” said Sameer Wankhede after a money laundering case being registered against him.
As the investigation unfolds, all eyes will be on Wankhede and the legal proceedings that will decide his fate and career. Aryan Khan was arrested in an alleged drug case, and later he was given a clean chit.