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'Falsehood Doesn't Seem To Stop': Maharashtra Minister Targets Probe Body


'Falsehood Doesn't Seem To Stop': Maharashtra Minister Targets Probe Body

Nawab Malik’s son-in-law was arrested in a medication case final 12 months. (File photograph)

Mumbai:

Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik on Sunday fired a recent salvo on the Narcotics Management Bureau, alleging that an NCB officer known as a ‘panch’ to signal back-dated panchnama papers in a case.

Mr Malik’s feedback got here days after the NCB approached the Bombay Excessive Courtroom to cancel the bail granted to his son-in-law in a medication case.

When contacted, an NCB official refuted Nawab Malik’s allegations and termed them as “false and baseless”.

Addressing reporters, Mr Malik additionally launched two audio clips – one in every of a dialog purportedly between an NCB officer calling a panch (witness) ‘Maddy’ to signal back-dated papers associated to a case.

One other audio was of a telephone name purportedly between the panch and NCB’s Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede, whose tenure with the central anti-drugs company ended on December 31.

“The NCB’s falsehood would not appear to cease…the best way officers have made bogus circumstances by getting signatures from witnesses on clean papers, implicating folks in false circumstances. And now, to set the circumstances proper, they’re calling the panchs to signal on back-dated panchnama papers,” Mr Malik stated.

“I’m going to strategy a courtroom on this matter,” the NCP spokesperson stated.

Nawab Malik stated his son-in-law Sameer Khan — arrested in a medication case final 12 months and later launched on bail — was being singled out to place stress on him, however he’ll proceed to “expose the falsehood” of NCB officers.

“The company has the suitable to attraction in a better courtroom if they aren’t happy with the order, however appeals are pending in (actor) Rhea and Showik Chakraborty’s case (a medication case linked to dying of actor Sushant Singh Rajput). It will have been higher had the papers (pertaining to Sameer Khan’s case) come (in public area) from courtroom,” he stated.

“However, the best way PR companies circulated unsigned papers of the NCB displays malafide intention behind this,” the minister claimed.

Nawab Malik, with out taking any title, additionally claimed {that a} “very senior BJP chief” within the state has been lobbying with the Union Ministry of Residence Affairs for Wankhede’s extension within the central company in Mumbai.

When contacted, an NCB official stated the particular person ‘Maddy’, who’s speaking to an NCB officer (within the audio clip), is among the witnesses in a case.

“On the time of submitting a cost sheet, we name such witnesses. There may be nothing like signing (back-dated) papers or every other paperwork. No matter allegations the minister is making are false and baseless. We’ve got not threatened anybody for something,” the official added.

Mr Malik had earlier focused the NCB, notably Wankhede, a number of instances after Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan was arrested in a cruise medicine case in October 2021. Aryan Khan was later launched on bail.

The minister had dubbed the NCB’s raid on the cruise ship in addition to the case as “pretend”.

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