Serious irregularities by former Narcotics Control Bureau officer Sameer Wankhede allowed an independent witness to conspire to extort Rs 25 crore from Aryan Khan’s family in 2021, the Central Bureau of Investigation alleged in the first information report against the official, reported The Hindu.
Wankhede led the investigation in the 2021 Cordelia cruise ship case, in which Aryan Khan was arrested along with his friend Arbaaz Merchant, model Munmum Dhamecha and five others by the Narcotics Control Bureau.
On May 12, the central agency booked the former Zonal Director of the Narcotics Control Bureau in Mumbai along with four others. The FIR names two Narcotics Control Bureau officials – Vishwa Vijay Singh and Ashish Ranjan – and independent witness KP Gosavi and his aide Sanvile D’Souza, reported the Hindustan Times.
According to the FIR, Wankhede’s team made changes to the original raid information report and did not document the search of persons, while few suspects were allowed to go without any investigation.
The central agency alleged that owing to Wankhede, Singh and Ranjan’s investigation, Gosavi and D’Souza, among others, conspired to extort Rs 25 crore from Aryan Khan’s family on the threat of getting him framed for possession of drugs.
The FIR alleged that while carrying out seizures and arrests on the Cordelia Cruise ship on October…