New NCB officer to probe Aryan Khan drugs case?

Bhubaneswar/Mumbai: A new officer may probe the high profile Mumbai cruise drugs case involving Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan.

As a vigilance inquiry has been ordered against Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede, who is heading the probe into Aryan Khan drugs case, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is mulling a change of officer for further probe in the case.

The anti-drug agency is likely to take a final call after Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) Gyaneshwar Singh’s visit to Mumbai on Wednesday.

NCB officer Sameer Wankhede landed in controversy and became target of several politicians including Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik since he took over the Aryan Khan case.

Yesterday, the NCB ordered a vigilance probe into the claims by a witness in the cruise drugs case of an extortion bid of Rs 25 crore by some NCB officials including Wankhede for letting off accused Aryan Khan from the investigation.

Meanwhile, Wankhede is in Delhi to meet NCB chief SN Pradhan in connection with bribery allegations.

According to reports, he may be questioned on the bribery allegations.

While interacting with media after reaching Delhi late on Monday night, the official refuted allegations against him as “baseless”.

Prabhakar Sail, the key witness in the case, was the bodyguard of another witness in the case, KP Gosavi, who is still at large following the NCB raids conducted on a luxury cruise on October 2 night off Mumbai coast.

As many as 20 persons including Aryan Khan and his associates have been arrested on charges of buying/selling and consuming drugs.

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