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Sameer Wankhede’s stint with NCB to end on Dec 31

Prime News, National (Mumbai), Dec 18:- The tenure of IRS officer Sameer Wankhede with the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), which was marked by controversy, would end on December 31, official sources said on Friday.

Sameer Wankhede, a 2008-batch Indian Revenue Service officer, was on deputation to the NCB since September 2020 and is currently Mumbai zonal director of the anti-drug agency.

He was earlier posted with the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI).

As zonal director of NCB, Sameer Wankhede was involved in action against the drug syndicates allegedly involving Bollywood celebrities in the aftermath of actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death by suicide.

In October this year, a team led by Sameer Wankhede allegedly recovered drugs during a raid on a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast and arrested actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan along with others.

But subsequently, questions were raised about the credentials of independent witnesses used by the NCB during the raid, and it was also alleged that there was an attempt to extort money from Shah Rukh Khan by NCB officials. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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