News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Published by: Surendra joshi
Updated Saturday Nov 06, 2021 05:21 PM IST
Sanjay Singh is an IPS officer from 1996. He has been entrusted with the investigation of the six cases, which were previously being investigated by the regional director, Sameer Wankhede.
Aryan Khan drug case
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Sanjay Singh is an IPS officer from 1996. He has been entrusted with the investigation of the six cases, which were previously being investigated by the regional director, Sameer Wankhede. Sanjay Singh said that we have taken six cases into our hands.
Wankhede will oversee the investigation
An NCB official said Sameer Wankhede is an official at the regional director level, according to ANI. They are equivalent in rank to a Deputy Inspector General (DIG). Such superior officers cannot become Investigative Officers in any case. Oversee any investigation in the area. Therefore, it is unfounded to say that Sameer Wankhede will stop investigating these six cases.
“We have taken over a group of 6 cases. He (Sameer Wankhede) is the area director for Mumbai, we will definitely accept his help in the investigation,” said Sanjay Kumar Singh, DDG of the Office of Narcotics Control in Mumbai. pic.twitter.com/egkhfHQFhf
– ANI (@ANI) November 6, 2021
SIT was formed on Friday
On Friday, the NCB formed an SIT under the chairmanship of Sanjay Singh by removing Sameer Wankhede from the investigation of the drug case. It was under the leadership of Wankhede that the NCB team raided the cruise ship going from Mumbai to Goa and arrested Aryan Khan, son of actor Shahrukh Khan.
No officer removed from the investigation
On the other hand, NCB has issued a statement saying that no official has been removed from their current functions. Until a specific order to the contrary is issued, Sameer Wankhede will assist in the investigation. NCB is an integrated investigative agency that conducts investigations across the country.
Wankhede claims they didn’t remove me
Meanwhile, Wankhede also denied having been removed from the case. Wankhede said they have not withdrawn me from the investigation. He had filed a judicial petition in court demanding that the matter be investigated by a central agency. So the Aryan Khan case and Sameer Khan Delhi special investigation team are investigating the case. This is a coordination between the OCN teams in Delhi and Mumbai.