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Centre Orders Action Against Ex-NCB Officer Sameer Wankhede After Aryan Khan Cleared In Drugs Case

Aryan Khan was given a clean chit by the Narcotics Control Bureau in the October 2021 'drugs-on-cruise' case on Friday.

Former NCB Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede. (Source: PTI)

New Delhi: The government has asked the Finance Ministry to take action against former NCB officer Sameer Wankhede for his alleged “shoddy work” while probing a ‘drugs-on-cruise’ case in which film star Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan was arrested last year, official sources said.

Appropriate action is also being initiated against Wankhede for allegedly providing a fake caste certificate, they added.

Aryan Khan was given a clean chit by the Narcotics Control Bureau in the October 2021 ‘drugs-on-cruise’ case on Friday.

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Wankhede is an Indian Revenue Service officer and the finance ministry is the nodal authority to take the action against him.

The government has asked the competent authority to take appropriate action against Wankhede for his alleged shoddy investigation in the ‘drugs-on-cruise’ case, sources said.