Aryan Khan Case: Maharashtra Minister On Officer's 'Spied On' Charge

NCB zonal director Samir Wankhede met with the Maharashtra police chief to complain about the monitoring.

Aryan Khan Case: Maharashtra Minister On Officer's 'Spied On' Charge
Aryan Khan Case: Maharashtra Minister On Officer's 'Spied On' Charge

NCB zonal director Samir Wankhede met with the Maharashtra police chief to complain about the monitoring. Aryan Khan Case: Maharashtra Minister On Officer's "Spied On" Charge Aryan Khan Case: NCB zonal director Samir Wankhede, who spearheaded the raid on the cruise ship off the Mumbai coast earlier this month that led to Aryan Khan's arrest, met with Maharashtra police chief to complain about the monitoring. 

In the wake of snooping claims, Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse-Patil claimed today that no instructions have been granted to any agency to trace Sameer Wankhede, the top officer of the Narcotics Control Bureau who is probing the case in which megastar Shah Rukh Khan's son has been arrested. 

NCB zonal director Samir Wankhede, who spearheaded the raid on the cruise ship off the Mumbai coast earlier this month, leading to the arrest of Aryan Khan, met the Maharashtra police chief to complain about the monitoring. The officer has complained ththe at he has come to know that some people were "tracking his movements", NCB sources said.

"We have not given any orders to police or state intelligence to follow Sameer Wankhede. He has filed a complaint with the Maharashtra Police Directorate. Dilip Walse-Patil, Maharashtra's Home Minister, said, "We would look into this issue." According to agency sources, two people posing as police officers retrieved CCTV footage from a cemetery Mr Wankhede frequents because his mother is buried there. Mr Wankhede has refused to comment on the situation, claiming it is "very serious." 

On Monday, Aryan Khan was denied bail for the third time, with the anti-drugs agency claiming that he must be interrogated with the other accused in order to track down the international drug syndicate engaged in the case.

Last week, Aryan Khan and seven others were apprehended. The agency stated Aryan Khan's WhatsApp talks were incriminating, despite the fact that no narcotics were found on him. The arrest of Aryan Khan has turned into a political issue, with Maharashtra's ruling coalition challenging the agency's handling of the case. 

The anti-drug agency's chief officer has been involved in a number of high-profile raids by the NCB in recent months. Mr Wankhede also looked into the 2020 drug case involving actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death, as well as a number of other narcotics-related cases involving high-profile individuals.