Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik has sensationally alleged that the controversial NCB officer Sameer Dawood Wankhede had kidnapped Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan to extort money from the Bollywood star. The extraordinary allegation by Malik against Wankhede came hours after it emerged that the NCB had removed its controversial officer from the investigation in the Aryan Khan case.
“I had demanded an S.I.T probe to investigate Sameer Dawood Wankhede for kidnapping of & ransom demand from Aryan Khan.
Now 2 S.I.Ts are constituted (state & centre), let us see who brings out the skeletons from the closet of Wankhede and exposes him and his nefarious private army,” Malik tweeted.
The Mumbai Police have formed a four-member team to investigate sensational claims made by NCB witness Prabhaakr Sail, who worked as a personal bodyguard of Kiran Gosavi. Sail had alleged that Rs. 25 crore was meant to be collected from Shah Rukh while Rs. 8 crore was to be given to Wankhede. He had added that one Sam D’Souza was paid a part of the ransom money in Lower Parel area of Mumbai.
D’Souza later confirmed his allegations as he told the Bombay High Court about receiving Rs. 50 lakh from Shah Rukh’s manager Pooja Dadlani. D’Souza, however, added that he had returned the money to Dadlani through her husband after learning that Gosavi was a fraud.
The NCB too have formed a Special Investigation Team to investigate allegations made against Wankhede.
The Mumbai Police’s SIT is headed by ACP Milind Khetle with other members including inspector Ajay Sawant, sub-inspector Prakash Gawli and assistant inspector Shrikant Karkar.
Malik had also raised questions on Wankhede’s expensive lifestyle and his ability to afford accessories costing lakhs of rupees. The Maharashtra minister had also alleged that Wankhede had formed his own personal army for the purpose of extorting money from Bollywood celebrities. Wankhede’s private army, according to him, consisted of Kiran Gosavi, BJP functionary Manish Bhanushali, Fletcher Patel, Adil Usmani, Sam D Souza and Illu Pathan.
Malik, who has been exposing Wankhede for several weeks with new evidence every day, has vowed to reveal more truths on Sunday.