Aryan Khan‘s drug bust case has taken a new turn, which shocked both the people and Narcotics Bureau. A witness in the drugs case against Badshaah Shah Rukh Khan’s son has made shocking claims of pay-offs to Narcotics Control Bureau’s senior officer Sameer Wankhede.
The news got viral and Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut tweeted today to say that the claims of payoffs in the case involving Aryan Khan by the Narcotics Control Bureau’s own witness is “shocking” and asked the police to take cognizance of the matter. “Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said the cases were made to defame Maharashtra
Prabhakar Sail said he heard his employer KP Gosavi — the private investigator whose selfie with Aryan Khan went viral — speak of a deal where 8 crore has to be paid to Mr Wankhede. The officer has denied any wrongdoing, saying he would give “a fitting reply”.
Aryan Khan Case: Witness shocking revelation leaves NCB shocked
Sources in the agency have called the claims “baseless”, questioning if money had changed hands, “why would someone be in jail”. Alleging that the claims were made “just to malign the (agency’s) image”, officials said they never met Prabhakar Sail before October 2 and have “no idea about who he is”.
In an affidavit, Prabhakar Sail — who said he is a personal bodyguard of KP Gosavi — claimed he was present in a car during a telephonic conversation between him and one Sam D’Souza.
“KP Gosavi was talking to Sam on the phone and stated that you put a bomb (exaggerated demand) of 25 crores and let’s settle at 18 final because we have to give 8 crores to Sameer Wankhede,” the affidavit read.
Minutes later, KP Gosavi, Sam D’Souza and Shah Rukh Khan’s manager Pooja Dadlani, had a 15-minute meeting inside a car, he said. He also said he had received the cash from KP Gosavi and handed it over to Sam D’Souza.
Sail — the first of the nine witnesses named by the agency — said KP Gosavi has gone missing and he feared for his life, which was why he filed the affidavit.
In the affidavit, Prabhakar Sail also gave a detailed account of the day on which the cruise ship was raided. He said he was present near the boarding area on October 2 and was asked to identify some people boarding the vessel. He said he was sent a series of photographs on WhatsApp to help with the identification.
“At about 10.30 pm I was called (by) KP Gosavi in the boarding area and I saw Aryan Khan in one of the cabins at the cruise boarding area. I saw one girl, Munmun Dhamecha and few others with NCB officials,” he said in the affidavit.
After Aryan Khan and the others were taken to the NCB office, he said he was asked by Gosavi and Sameer Wankhede to sign some blank papers.