Aryan Khan in Mumbai drugs case (Aryan Khan) With the clean chit to him, the name of Sameer Wankhede has once again come into the limelight. Went, one of them was Aryan Khan, son of Shahrukh Khan. When the matter gained momentum, NCP leader Nawab Malik accused Sameer Wankhede of deliberately harassing Bollywood celebrities. At present, Sameer Wankhede’s tenure in NCB is over and he is serving in the DRI (Directorate of Revenue Intelligence-DRI) department these days, while Nawab Malik is in jail in the money laundering case.
Sameer Wankhede is IRS officer
42-year-old Sameer Wankhede cleared the Union Public Service Commission exam in 2008, got selected in the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) and got his first posting in Mumbai. He is originally from Maharashtra, he has studied BA History Honors. His first posting was found in the Maharashtra Service Tax Department. Apart from this, Sameer has been Deputy Commissioner in Wankhede Air Intelligence Unit, Additional SP in National Investigation Agency, Joint Commissioner in DRI.
Bollywood victim from the first posting
Sameer Wankhede was recognized as a tough officer during his posting in the Maharashtra Service Tax Department, in fact, during his posting in the Service Tax Department, Sameer took action on about 2500 people and collected a fine of Rs 87 crore, out of which about 200 There were people who were associated with Bollywood.
… when the fine was collected from Shahrukh
- In 2011, while working in the Air Intelligence Unit of Sameer’s Deployment Mumbai Airport, Shahrukh Khan, who was returning after a holiday from Europe, was stopped and was fined 1.5 lakh rupees for having more bags than a certain limit.
- Mika Singh, who was traveling with more than the prescribed quantity, was stopped by Sameer Wankhede and questioned him for a long time. He was later released on a surety of one lakh rupees.
Custom duty was collected for the World Cup trophy
When the Indian team that won the World Cup in 2011 reached India with the World Cup, Sameer Wankhede withheld the trophy because it was made of gold and let it go only after collecting customs duty.
Received Medal of Excellence in Service
Sameer Wankhede was rewarded for his excellent work as Deputy Commissioner in the Air Intelligence Unit and he was given an opportunity to work against terrorism, Sameer was posted as Additional SP in NIA, in Andhra Pradesh and Delhi, he fought many high profile terrorism. Resolved the related matters, he also got its reward in the form of Excellence in Service Medal. In 2017, Sameer Wankhede returned to Mumbai again, this time he was made Joint Commissioner of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI). During this, he had exposed a high profile case of gold smuggling.
Bollywood came under attack from Sushant Singh Rajput case
In 2020, Sameer Wankhede took over the post of zonal director of NCB, at the same time the case of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death came in the headlines and its investigation regarding drugs was handed over to Sameer Wankhede, he questioned 33 people related to Bollywood, from Mumbai Due to continuous action and raids till Goa, there was panic among the drug dealers, meanwhile, in about two years, Sameer Wankhede seized illegal drugs worth about Rs 1700.
Riya’s arrest, Deepika-Shraddha interrogated
During the investigation of the Sushant Singh case, many Bollywood celebrities were repeatedly called to the NCB headquarters for questioning, Riya Chakraborty, Sushant’s girlfriend, was arrested, while Sara Ali Khan, Arjun Rampal, Shraddha Kapoor, Rakul Preet Singh, Deepika Several rounds of questioning were done from all the Bollywood celebrities including Padukone.
During this investigation, many such WhatsApp chats also came to the fore, in which direct or indirect drugs were mentioned on behalf of Bollywood celebrities.
There are many allegations in Aryan Khan case
In 2021, Sameer Wankhede along with his team raided a cruise going from Mumbai to Goa, eight people were arrested from this cruise, including one Shahrukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, NCB took drugs from all these people. Had claimed to have met, this case had caught a lot of heat, there were many allegations against Sameer Wankhede.
Nawab Malik had made many serious allegations
During the investigation of the Aryan Khan case, Nawab Malik, a minister in the Maharashtra government, had made many serious allegations against Sameer Wankhede, Nawab Malik even claimed that there was no raid in the cruise. Those arrested including Aryan Khan were brought to the NCB office in Mumbai and pretended to be Raid.
In this, Sameer Wankhede’s private army was supporting him. There were people like Kiran Gosavi, Sam D’Souza, Manish Bhanushali in this private army who likewise run the business of recovery by implicating big people in drugs case. Apart from this, Nawab Malik also accused Sameer Wankhede that he is a Muslim by birth. His father Gyandev Wankhede had converted to religion. Despite this, Sameer Wankhede took advantage of reservation in a fraudulent way and passed the IRS exam.
In this way, Aryan Khan’s case was withdrawn from him after being surrounded by many allegations and his departmental investigation also started. Nawab Malik also kept alleging that no further account of the crores of notes recovered during demonetisation could be found. At that time also the investigating officer was Sameer Wankhede.
Sameer Wankhede gave clarification
After the constant allegations, NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede had to clarify, he had said that we have registered a total of 105 cases in 10 months i.e. an average of 10-12 cases every month. How many of these 105 affairs are celebrities? The allegation of deliberate action against Bollywood is wrong.
Sameer had said that even before Aryan was caught, our team had seized drugs worth Rs 5 crore, but it was not given importance, because there was no big name in it.
Wife’s Bollywood connection too
Sameer was second married to Kranti Redkar in Wankhede in 2017, like Sameer, his wife also has a special connection with Bollywood, in fact Kranti herself is an actress. She started her career with Ajay Devgan’s film Gangajal in 2003, although she did not get success in Bollywood, but she is a well-known face of Marathi cinema. He has worked in many Marathi films like ‘Jatra’, ‘Shahanpan Dega Deva’, ‘No Entry Pudhe Dhoka Aahe’, ‘Kho Kho’, ‘Murder Mystery’, ‘Karar’.