Mumbai cruise drug case: Wankede denies he has been removed from investigation, so does NCB

Prime News, National (Mumbai), Nov 6:- In a significant development, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Mumbai Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede was on Friday shifted out from the controversial cruise drugs case in which Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan was arrested, with the agency transferring the investigation in the matter and five other cases from the Mumbai unit headed by him to an SIT.

Wankhede, who is facing several personal and service-related allegations, will continue to be the Mumbai zone director of the agency.

Officials cited “administrative grounds” for the decision to transfer the six cases, which also include the one involving the son-in-law of Maharashtra cabinet minister Nawab Malik who had launched a tirade against Wankhede and levelled several allegations against him.

In an official statement, the NCB said, “The six cases are being “taken over” by the special investigation team (SIT) of officers from the Delhi operations unit as they have “national and international ramifications and in order to conduct a deeper investigation to find out forward and backward linkages.”

“No officer or officers have been removed from their present roles and they will continue to assist the operations branch investigation as required until any specific orders are issued to the contrary,” it said. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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