Sameer Wankhede wore ₹70,000 shirt: Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik

Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik claimed the officer wore a trouser worth a lakh, a shirt costing over ₹70,000 and watches worth ₹25-50 lakh

Intensifying his attack on Sameer Wankhede, Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik on November 2 accused Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Zonal Director of extorting crores and using uber expensive clothes beyond the reach of an honest and an upright officer.

The NCP spokesperson also hit out at former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, rubbishing the claim that he has links with the underworld.

“If that was the case, why was no probe initiated against me when you [Fadnavis] were the CM,” he added.

Mr. Malik questioned Mr. Fadnavis for not acting against him despite being the Chief Minister of the State for five years.

After Mr. Malik sought to link Mr. Fadnavis and his banker-singer wife Amruta with an alleged drug peddler, the BJP leader on Monday said he would expose his underworld links after Diwali.

On Mr. Wankhede, Mr. Malik claimed the officer wore a trouser worth a lakh, a shirt costing over ₹70,000 and watches worth ₹25-50 lakh.

“How can an honest and upright officer claim to afford such expensive clothes,” he said.

“He [Wankhede] extorted crores by wrongly framing people,” Mr. Malik said, adding the NCB official had a private army to do the job. Mr. Malik claimed that Mr. Wankhede implicated people in fake cases.

Mr. Malik also claimed that since the last 15 days, there are three containers with drugs lying at the JNPT. He questioned why no action has been taken by the Department of Revenue Intelligence on this.

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