Sameer Wankhede, the anti-narcotics officer in the drugs case involving Aryan Khan, has been transferred to Chennai. The authorities Wankhede pulled up for an inferior quality probe in the drugs-on-cruise case involving Shah Rukh Khan’s son. Currently, the department has stationed him in the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence as the Director-General of Taxpayer Service Directorate, an impassable post.
Earlier, Wankhede was the Zonal Director of NCB (Narcotics Control Bureau) in Mumbai. He raided a Cordelia cruise ship off the Mumbai coast. During the raid, he arrested Aryan Khan and 22 others in a drug case in October 2021. As allegations against him surfaced, the NCB transferred the case from the Mumbai branch to the central team. The matter slipped Wankhede’s hands, and the vigilance department started an inquiry against him.
Last week, the NCB cleared all drug charges against Aryan Khan in the light of no proof found against the star kid. The NCB DG said, “We shall take actions against officers for knocks in the investigation and disobeying procedures.” The Director-General of Narcotics Control Bureau, Sanjay Singh, proclaimed, “The team led by Sameer Wankhede was faulty. Due to this, we had to release Aryan Khan from the Cordelia drugs case.”
When NCD arrested Aryan Khan and his friends, the officer also made headlines. Later, the NCB gave a clean chit to Aryan Khan. Meanwhile, the Union Home Ministry transferred Wankhede for an erroneous probe on the cruise rugs bust case. Later, Nawab Malik, Maharashtra Government Minister, accused Wankhede of creating fake caste certificates to get a job under the Scheduled Caste after clearing UPSC. However, Wankhede and his family remain in denial of the incident.