Former NCB chief Sameer Wankhede, who investigated the Aryan Khan drugs case, has filed a writ in his defense in the Delhi High Court. Under this, he has provided some copy of the chats. In these chats, he is discussing with his officials about the Aryan Khan case. The CBI has alleged against Sameer that he was probing the case without taking his officers into cognizance.
Now Sameer has submitted the complete chat of the conversation with his senior Gyaneshwar Singh in connection with this case in the court. According to the filing, Sameer Wankhede, who was the zonal director of NCB in the Aryan Khan cruise drugs case, had been giving every detail related to the investigation and legal process to NCB DG Satyanarayan Pradhan, DDG Ashok Mutha Jain and DDG Dnyaneshwar Singh from time to time.
According to other things that have come to light in the chats, DDG Ashok Mutha Jain had instructed Sameer to fight more vigorously for Aryan Khan’s remand. Ashok had also talked about giving more extra staff to Sameer for this.
In this whole matter, Sameer has been accused that he had demanded Rs 25 crore to release Aryan Khan. For this he had given the responsibility to a person named KP Gosavi. KP Gosavi is the same person who took selfie with Aryan Khan who was in NCB custody.
According to the FIR lodged by the CBI against Wankhede, KP Gosavi has no connection with the NCB. The CBI says that when NCB officials were present there, then why was Gosavi paired with Aryan.
Now in the chats that Sameer has presented in the court, he is informing his senior Dnyaneshwar Singh that the person taking the selfie (KP Gosavi) is not an officer but a private witness. Through these chats, Sameer is trying to tell that along with him, the officers above him also knew who KP Gosavi was. Apart from this, it has also been claimed in these chats that Sameer’s seniors wanted to extend Aryan Khan’s remand as much as possible in this case.
According to India Today’s report, if KP Gosavi’s selfie with Aryan had not gone viral, then perhaps this matter would have been buried. Aryan was told that KP Gosavi is an officer of NCB. He recorded the audio of Aryan Khan and sent it to Pooja Dadlani, the manager of Shah Rukh Khan.
In this audio clip, Aryan says- Papa, I am under the custody of NCB, help me. Gosavi had also sent Pooja a selfie picture with Aryan. Gosavi then demanded Rs 25 crore from Pooja to release Aryan.
Gosavi and Pooja Dadlani also met after demanding money. After negotiations, the deal was finalized for 18 crores. Gosavi had already taken Rs 50 lakh as token money from Pooja. However, later Gosavi returned Rs 38 lakh to Pooja and said that he had given the remaining Rs 12 lakh to Sameer Wankhede.
Sameer Wankhede raided on October 2, 2021 after receiving information about rave party in Cordelia Cruise going from Mumbai to Goa. Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan was arrested from here. After this Aryan remained in police custody for 26 days, during which he was also sent to Arthur Road Jail.