Excessive Courtroom Extends Aid To Officer Who Arrested Aryan Khan In Bribery Case

Sameer Wankhede is former zonal director of NCB.


The Bombay Excessive Courtroom on Monday prolonged until June 8 the interim safety granted to former NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede in a case during which he’s accused of demanding Rs 25 crore bribe from famous person Shah Rukh Khan for not implicating his son Aryan within the Cordelia cruise ‘drug bust’ case.

Final Friday, the Excessive Courtroom had directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to not take any coercive in opposition to the Indian Income Service (IRS) officer until Could 22.

A trip bench of justices Abhay Ahuja and M M Sathaye on Monday prolonged Wankhede’s interim safety from any coercive motion, equivalent to arrest, whereas listening to his plea searching for quashing of the CBI’s FIR in opposition to him.

The bench additionally directed Sameer Wankhede to present an enterprise that he won’t speak to the media in regards to the case, seem earlier than the CBI as and when referred to as, and never tamper with proof.

The CBI lately filed an FIR in opposition to Mr Wankhede for allegedly searching for Rs 25 crore bribe for not framing the Bollywood star’s son Aryan Khan within the drugs-on-cruise case.

The probe company has booked Sameer Wankhede and 4 others for alleged felony conspiracy and extortion menace, apart from provisions pertaining to bribery underneath the Prevention of Corruption Act, on a criticism by the Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB).

The company has alleged that the NCB, Mumbai Zone, acquired data in October 2021 associated to the consumption and possession of narcotics substances by varied people on the non-public cruise ship and a few of its officers conspired and obtained undue benefit within the type of bribes from the alleged accused.

Aryan Khan was arrested by the NCB on October 3, 2021 after a raid on the Cordelia cruise ship. He was granted bail by the Bombay Excessive Courtroom after three weeks because the NCB didn’t substantiate its expenses in opposition to him.