NCP leader Nawab Malik who held several press conferences against Wankhede had even alleged that because of lobbying by BJP leaders, Wankhede wad not transferred from NCB.
Pradhan was posted as NDRF DG prior to his deputation to the NCB.
Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan appeared before the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) office on Friday (Nov 5). Apart from Aryan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha were also seen at the NCB office for their weekly visit.
The Mumbai Police's Public Prosecutor Aruna Pai assured that Wankhede would be given three working days' notice before his arrest, after which the court disposed off Wankhede's plea.
Pune police have detained Kiran Gosavi, an independent witness of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in the drugs-on-cruise case, in connection with a 2018 cheating case registered against him here in Maharashtra, officials said on Thursday.
After a barrage of bribery allegations surfaced, coupled with accusations of extortion and forgery of documents by Mumbai zonal director of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Samir Wankhede, his sister Yasmeen has finally opened up.
As per NCB briefing, 2.4 grams of Ganja was seized from Manish, while Avin confessed to having consumed ganja twice on board the cruise liner during the rave party. Both were intercepted after the ship was docked at the Mumbai port for the second time on October 4. Both Avin and Manish had joined the party as guests.
Aryan said he had no links with the goings-on outside pertaining to allegations and counter-allegations between the NCB and a political leader
The NCB said the bail plea was "misconceived and ill-conceived".
Maharashtra minister and NCP spokesman Nawab Malik, who has repeatedly termed the cruise drugs bust case as "fake", said Sail's claims were "very serious" and demanded a probe into it by a Special Investigation Team (SIT).
Her actor-father Chunky Panday accompanied her to the NCB office as he had done on Thursday.
Ananya Panday and Aryan Khan's alleged drug chat reveals the two discussing narcotics substances on more than one occasion, says NCB.
Ananya Panday Reaches NCB Headquarters After Summons In Aryan Khan Drug Case
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) reaches Shah Rukh Khan's residence 'Mannat' in Mumbai and served notice in connection with the Mumbai cruise drug case seeking handover of gadgets owned by Aryan Khan.
SRK Meets Son Aryan Khan In Jail
NCB teams were reportedly keeping a watch on the Khans since the past few days and Nationalist Congress Party National Spokesperson and Minister Nawab Malik had said that among various Bollywood bigwigs targeted.
On that day, the Bombay HC will also hear the bail plea filed by co-accused Munmun Dhamecha.
Aryan reportedly is full of remorse and has promised to 'reform' himself after release.
The agency also accused Aryan Khan of being in touch with some persons abroad who could be part of an international illegal drug syndicate and it is continuing further investigations to unearth his links to contact the foreign agency through proper channels
The NCB in its affidavit said that Aryan Khan was in touch with some persons, who appear to be a part of an international drug network for procurement of drugs.
Wankhede has filed a complaint alleging his movement was being monitored and attached CCTV footage of the Oshiwara cemetery in support of his claim, the official said.
Referring to the recent drug bust in cruise ship in Mumbai, Police Commissioner of Bhubaneswar-Cuttack, Saumendra Priyadarshi shed light on the drug consumption and drug addiction among youths in the state and steps taken by Odisha Police to curb it.
So far, 19 people have been arrested in the case, including actor Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan.
Taking a cue from the developments elsewhere in the country, the Commissionerate police have now decided to mount surveillance for any such rave parties in the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.
The Mumbai court invokes section 437 under the Criminal Procedure Code to decide not to grant custody to NCB