Sameer Wankhede, the previous anti-drugs official who arrested Aryan Khan, the son of actor Shah Rukh Khan, in a medication case, was granted safety from any “coercive motion” on Friday by the Bombay Excessive Court docket in an extortion case filed towards him by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
The previous Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) zonal director had approached the excessive courtroom, requesting it to scrap the First Info Report filed towards him by the CBI for allegedly demanding Rs 25 crore bribe from Shah Rukh Khan to not implicate Aryan Khan within the drug-on-cruise case.
Within the petition moved earlier than a trip bench of the excessive courtroom, Mr Wankhede had additionally sought safety from any coercive motion reminiscent of arrest.
Aryan Khan was arrested by the NCB on October 3, 2021, after a raid on a cruise ship. He was granted bail by the Bombay Excessive Court docket after three weeks because the anti-drug company didn’t substantiate its prices towards him.
The CBI charged Mr Wankhede and others for alleged legal conspiracy and risk of extortion, and bribery underneath the Prevention of Corruption Act on a grievance by the NCB.
The probe company has alleged that the NCB, Mumbai Zone, had acquired info in October 2021 associated to the consumption and possession of narcotics substances by varied people on the non-public cruise ship and that a few of its officers conspired and obtained an undue benefit within the type of bribes from the alleged accused.
The Delhi Excessive Court docket on Wednesday had granted safety from coercive motion to Mr Wankhede for 5 days with the freedom to method the suitable discussion board, which might be the Bombay Excessive Court docket.
The CBI summoned Mr Wankhede for questioning in Mumbai on Thursday in reference to the case, however he didn’t seem earlier than the company’s workforce.