“Qubool Hai”: Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik’s fresh expose on Sameer Wankhede’s Muslim identity

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Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik has released a piece of fresh evidence establishing that the NCB officer, Sameer Wankhede, was Muslim. Sharing a photo of Wankhede’s nikah, an Islamic ceremony to validate a marriage, Malik wrote, “Qubool Hai, Qubool Hai, Qubool Hai. What did you do Sameer Dawood Wankhede?”

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Qubool Hai loosely translates as ‘I accept’ and is pronounced by both the bridegroom and bride in the presence of a Muslim priest during the marriage ceremony.

Malik wrote in his subsequent tweet, “Photograph of Sameer Dawood Wankhede signing his ‘Nikah Nama’.”

Wankhede is facing serious allegations of fraud since he sensationally arrested Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan from a Goa-bound cruise on charges of possessing and consuming drugs. The Bombay High Court last month released Aryan on bail after the celebrity son was forced to spend 25 days inside Mumbai’s Arthur Road jail.

The NCB had built its case against based on what it claimed evidence the government agency gathered from Aryan’s WhatsApp chat. However, the Bombay High Court said that there was nothing objectionable in Aryan’s WhatsApp chat.

Malik has accused Wankhede of forging his cast certificate to avail reservation while appearing for the UPSC exam.

The controversial NCB officer has also been facing allegations of extortion as one NCB witness, Prabhakar Sail, said in an affidavit that KP Gosavi had talked about collecting Rs. 25 crore in ransom from Shah Rukh with Rs. 8 crore meant to be paid to Wankhede.

KP Gosavi, now arrested by the Maharashtra Police, was present during the NCB raid on the Goa-bound cruise. His selfie with Aryan had gone viral. Sail said that he worked as Gosavi’s personal bodyguard adding that Rs. 50 lakh was paid to one Sam D’Souza as part of the deal.

D’Souza later told the Bombay High Court that he had returned Rs. 50 lah to Shah Rukh’s manager, Pooja Dadlani, confirming allegations made by Sail.