ED files case against Sameer Wankhede for allegedly demanding Rs 25 crore bribe from Shah Rukh Khan

ED has leveled charges of money laundering against the former zonal director of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Sameer Wankhede.

ED files case against Sameer Wankhede for allegedly demanding Rs 25 crore bribe from Shah Rukh Khan -

In a massive development, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed a case against Sameer Wankhede for allegedly demanding Rs 25 crore bribe from actor Shah Rukh Khan. ED has leveled charges of money laundering against the former zonal director of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Sameer Wankhede. Sameer Wankhede is accused of demanding a Rs 25 crore bribe from actor Shah Rukh Khan for not framing his son Aryan Khan in a drug case in October 2021. Apart from this, Wankhede is accused of amassing wealth more than his known sources of income. 

 

Sameer Wankhede, an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer, was booked by ED a few days back based on the CBI's FIR that was filed in May last year. Wankhede is likely to be summoned for questioning in the matter by the ED. As per a newswire report, Wankhede has already moved the high court pleading that no coercive action should be taken against him. It is pertinent to mention here that the high court has already granted him relief from coercive action in the CBI case.

 

Talking about CBI's FIR against Wankhded, it was on May 11, 2023, which names Wankhede, former SP of NCB - Vishwa Vijay Singh, intelligence officer Ashish Ranjan, and two private persons – Kiran Gosavi and Sanville D’Souza, as accused and that Rs 25 crore was demanded from Shah Rukh Khan in return of for not framing his son, Aryan in the October 2021 Cordelia drug case. The bribe demand was reduced to Rs 18 crore by the accused persons.

 

SRK's son Aryan Khan was arrested on October 3, 2021, a day after the controversial raid on Cordelia cruise in Mumbai. A special investigation team (SIT) formed by the NCB gave a clean chit to Aryan Khan on May 27 last year saying he was not part of any larger drug-dealing racket as alleged by Sameer Wankhede.

 

 

ED files case against Sameer Wankhede for allegedly demanding Rs 25 crore bribe from Shah Rukh Khan


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