Mumbai: The Mumbai Police has appointed four officers to probe allegations of 'bribery' against NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede. An order in this regard was issued by Joint Commissioner of Police Vishwas Nangre Patil on Wednesday.
News agency PTI reported that the police have already deputed police officers for inquiry into as many as four separate extortion complaints. It cited a senior official familiar with the matter.
According to reports, the probe will be supervised by Additional Commissioner of Police (ACP) Dilip Sawant 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 inquiry team, according to PTI.
Four separate complaints of 'bribery' were filed against IRS officer Sameer Wankhede by Prabhakar Sail, Sudha Dwivedi, Kanishk Jain and Nitin Deshmukh.
However, the Mumbai Police did not elaborate what complaints that they have received against Wankhede.
Prabhakar Sail, who is the personal bodyguard of Kiran Gosavi and a witness in the Mumbai cruise ship raid, had alleged that Wankhede, Gosavi and some other NCB officers had sought Rs 25 lakh from Bollywood Actor Shah Rukh Khan to release his son Aryan Khan in the drugs bust case.
Meanwhile, a team of the NCB's vigilance department on Wednesday questioned Wankhede for over four hours at the drug enforcement agency's office in Mumbai in connection with the allegations levelled by Sail.
Earlier this month, Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik had told media outlets that he would seek a probe into allegations against Wankhede.