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'Falsehood Doesn't Seem To Cease': 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 picture)

Mumbai:

Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik on Sunday fired a contemporary salvo on the Narcotics Management Bureau, alleging that an NCB officer referred to 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 Court docket 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 among 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 way in which officers have made bogus circumstances by getting signatures from witnesses on clean papers, implicating individuals in false circumstances. And now, to set the circumstances proper, they’re calling the panchs to signal on back-dated panchnama papers,” Mr Malik mentioned.

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

Nawab Malik mentioned 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 fitting to attraction in the next courtroom if they aren’t glad with the order, however appeals are pending in (actor) Rhea and Showik Chakraborty’s case (a medication case linked to demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput). It might have been higher had the papers (pertaining to Sameer Khan’s case) come (in public area) from courtroom,” he mentioned.

“However, the way in which 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 House Affairs for Wankhede’s extension within the central company in Mumbai.

When contacted, an NCB official mentioned the particular person ‘Maddy’, who’s speaking to an NCB officer (within the audio clip), is without doubt one of 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 another paperwork. No matter allegations the minister is making are false and baseless. We’ve not threatened anybody for something,” the official added.

Mr Malik had earlier focused the NCB, notably Wankhede, a number of occasions after Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan was arrested in a cruise medication 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 “faux”.

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