A Mumbai lawyer, Sudha Dwivedi, has filed a complaint with the Mumbai police, requesting the registration of an FIR on charges of suspected extortion against Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede, Shah Rukh Khan’s manager Pooja Dadlani, and others. According to reports, this comes after Prabhakar Sail, an independent witness in the narcotics case, claimed on Sunday that Sameer Wankhede was demanding Rs 25 crore for the release of Shah Rukh Khan’s son. Read more details on Aryan Khan Drug Case below.
According to India Today, the police should file an FIR against them “for acts committed by them amounting to offenses as contemplated under the provisions of sections 384 (punishment for extortion), 388 (extortion by threat of accusation of an offense punishable with death or imprisonment for life), 389 (putting the person in fear of accusation of offense to commit extortion) and 120(B) (punishment for criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.”
Sudha Dwivedi, a lawyer, filed the written complaint at the MRA Marg police station, as well as at the offices of Milind Bharambhe, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime), and the state Anti-Corruption Bureau.
Meanwhile, Wankhede has disputed the allegations leveled against him in this matter, according to PTI. In an affidavit filed with the court, he denied the claims and stated he was under “lurking fear of imprisonment because performing an honest and unbiased investigation does not suit some vested interests.”
However, the special court stated that it cannot issue a blanket order prohibiting courts from considering an affidavit filed by Sail alleging an extortion attempt by Wankhede and others.
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