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NCB Removes Sameer Wankhede From Aryan Khan Drugs-On-Cruise Probe

Meanwhile, the Central Agency emphasised that No officer or officer have been removed from their present roles.

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As the ongoing allegations of extortion against Sameer Wankhede are getting intense day by day, the Narcotics Control Board (NCB) has removed him from six cases including the Aryan Khan drugs case. 

Amid the ongoing controversy and allegations of an Rs 8 crore payoff, the case has been transferred out of his Mumbai unit. 

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) which is going to be led by senior police officer Sanjay Singh, will take over the Aryan Khan case along with six others that were being handled by Wankhede. The six cases also include Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik's son-in-law.

Narcotics Control Bureau in a press statement said, "A Special Investigation Team (SIT) comprising officers from Operations Branch of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Headquarters has been constituted by the Director-General, NCB to take over a total of 06 cases from NCB Mumbai Zonal Unit which have national and international ramifications, in order to conduct a deeper investigation to find out forward and backward linkages."

Meanwhile, the Central Agency emphasised that No officer or officer have been removed from their present roles. 

"No officer or officers have been REMOVED from their present roles and they will continue to assist the Operations Branch investigation as required until any specific orders are issued to the contrary," the statement added.  

Meanwhile, Wankhede has been at the centre of attention across the country after he arrested Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan. Later on, things escalated after the accusations from Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik and Prabhakar Sail, an NCB witness in the Khan case. Sail brought his record and his handling of cases into question.

"It is reiterated that the NCB functions across India as a single integrated agency," NCB said. 

The Central Agency has said that it has already initiated an internal investigation. A five-member team led by Gyaneshwar Singh Deputy Director-General Gyaneshwar Singh did visit Mumbai last week and took down Wankhede's statement. 

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