ED Registers Case Against Top Cop Sameer Wankhede for Alleged Demand of Rs 25 Cr Bribe from Shah Rukh Khan

Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a money laundering case against former Mumbai NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede in relation to the CBI FIR in an alleged Rs 25-crore bribe allegation against him. The top cop is alleged to have demanded a Rs 25 crore bribe from Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan to spare his son in a drugs case.

The ED has booked Wankhede under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The ED has also summoned some former Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials in relation to the case.

Wankhede has moved the Bombay High Court seeking protection from any coercive action by the ED. He was booked by the CBI in May 2023 on charges of seeking Rs 25-crore bribe for not framing Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan in the drugs-on-cruise case.

On October 2, 2021, Aryan Khan was arrested in an alleged drug bust case on the Cordelia cruise ship.

The CBI acting on a complaint from the NCB has booked Wankhede under criminal conspiracy (120-B IPC), and threat of extortion (388 IPC) besides provisions pertaining to bribery under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

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