Sameer Wankhede records statement for over 4 hours before NCB vigilance team

Narcotics Control Bureau’s (NCB) Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede on Wednesday recorded his statement for more than four hours before a team headed by NCB Deputy Director General (northern region) Gyaneshwar Singh in connection with the departmental vigilance probe into allegations of extortion in the drugs-on-cruise case in which Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan was arrested earlier this month.

Singh said the NCB team collected some crucial documents of the case from the (western) zone office. “Taking ahead the investigation we recorded statement of Sameer Wankhede for four-and-a-half-hours during which he has shared many things before the team. We will collect some more documents from him in the coming time, and if required, we will get more information from him,” Singh told media persons.

Wankhede’s statement was recorded at the NCB’s office in Ballard Estate in south Mumbai and the CRPF mess in suburban Bandra.

When asked whether Wankhede will continue to probe the cruise drugs seizure case, Singh said, “let the investigation go ahead. If I have something concrete then only I will be able to submit a report to my DG”.

He also appealed to K P Gosavi, the absconding witness of NCB in the cruise drugs case, and Prabhakar Sail, another independent witness in the case, to join the enquiry.

“If they had any complaints or allegations they can approach us and record their statements,” he said.

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