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Mumbai Police Set Up Team for Inquiry into 'Extortion Bid' in Aryan Khan Case

Sameer Wankhede, who is leading the probe in the cruise drugs case, visited the NCB's HQ in New Delhi on October 26. (Image: PTI)

Sameer Wankhede, who is leading the probe in the cruise drugs case, visited the NCB's HQ in New Delhi on October 26. (Image: PTI)

Dilip Sawant, Additional Commissioner of Police (South Region) will supervise the enquiry and DCP Hemrajsingh Bagul will assist him as supervisory officer.

Mumbai Police has deputed police officers for enquiry into complaints of alleged extortion against NCB officers including zonal director Sameer Wankhede in the drugs bust case involving Aryan Khan, a senior police official said on Wednesday. Police are conducting inquiry into four complaints, filed by independent witness in the NCB case Prabhakar Sail, lawyers Sudha Dwivedi and Kanishka Jain, and Nitin Deshmukh, he said.

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All the complaints have been clubbed together. On Tuesday and Wednesday, police recorded Sail's statement. Dilip Sawant, Additional Commissioner of Police (South Region) will supervise the enquiry and DCP Hemrajsingh Bagul will assist him as supervisory officer.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Milind Khetle, Police Inspector Ajay Sawant, Assistant PI Shrikant Karkar and Sub Inspector Prakash Gawali will be part of the enquiry team. The order of enquiry was issued by Vishwas Nangre Patil, Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order).

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first published:October 28, 2021, 07:24 IST