Sameer Wankhede to investigate drugs-on-cruise case until substantial proof found against him: NCB

Prime News, National (New Delhi), Oct 28:- Amid the ongoing tussle between the Narcotics Control Bureau Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede and NCP leader Nawab Malik, the NCB has stated that the former will remain the investigating officer in the drugs-on-cruise case until substantial information is found against him. The agency’s Deputy Director General (Northern Region) Gyaneshwar Singh claimed so on Wednesday. Sameer Wankhede was questioned for about four hours on Wednesday as part of the investigation and he put forward “many facts before the team”.

Gyaneshwar Singh told reporters that a five-member inquiry team of NCB on Wednesday started an investigation into allegations levelled by Prabhakar Sail through an affidavit. An NCB team, led by him, is in Mumbai to probe allegations of corruption levelled by Prabhakar Sail, a witness in the drugs-on-cruise case.

“We requested the Southwest region office to get notice served to key witnesses KV Gosavi and Sail but they could not be contacted. Through media, I request them to join the investigation and give evidence before the special inquiry team which is camping at CRPF mess in Bandra, Mumbai,” Singh said.

“Sameer Wankhede was questioned today for about four hours. He put forward many facts before the team. If necessary, more evidence and documents will be sought from him. He submitted case-related documents that were sought. If needed, he will be questioned further. He will remain the investigating officer in the drugs-on-cruise ship case until substantial information is found against him,” Singh added.

Sail, a bodyguard of NCB witness Kiran Gosavi, had alleged that Gosavi took Rs 50 lakh from an individual after the raid at the cruise ship. Gosavi has denied the allegations. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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