Corruption Investigation Targets Officer Involved in Arrest of Bollywood King Khan’s Son

India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a corruption case against Sameer Wankhede, a former head of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), and two other police officers involved in the arrest of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son, Aryan Khan.

The three officers were charged with violating Sections 388 and 120 B of the Indian Penal Code, as well as Sections 7, 7A, and 12 of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

According to reports, Wankhede had demanded a payment of 250 million Indian rupees to drop the accusations against Aryan Khan, who was arrested during a narcotics seizure on a cruise ship in 2021.

The CBI conducted a nearly 13-hour raid at Wankhede’s home on Friday and seized various papers and a printer.

On October 2, 2021, the NCB received a tip-off about suspected drug abuse aboard a cruise ship sailing from Mumbai to Goa. Several individuals, including Aryan Khan, were detained during the operation.

Aryan Khan was released on bond on October 28 after spending 28 days in detention due to a lack of solid evidence against him. The NCB cleared him of all allegations seven months after his arrest.

The corruption case against Wankhede and the other police officers has resulted in searches taking place at more than 30 locations in Delhi, Mumbai, Ranchi, Lucknow, Guwahati, and Chennai.

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