NCB officer, Sameer Wankhede is known to do drug raids on Bollywood personalities. Sameer Wankhede is an IRS officer who was previously with the Customs department and then tax department, before joining the NCB.
On Saturday evening, he led a team of NCB officers that busted a cruise event, following which Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan was detained and arrested. Apparently, in 2011, Sameer Wankhede, who was then the Deputy Collector of the customs had interrogated Shah Rukh Khan and fined him with a custom duty of approximately Rs. 1.5 lakhs.
Recently, an old interview of Anurag Kashyap is doing rounds, where he was quoted saying, that Sameer Wankhede of the NCB “loves invading Bollywood”.
“Certain news media has information of the investigation out before it’s been official put out by NCB and then NCB denies it. Have you seen the agenda? Officer incharge is Sameer Wankhede. Who is Sameer Wankhede? He is a man who was with service tax department and customs. He loves invading Bollywood. He was the man who froze my bank account for two years when I dragged him to court. 15 minutes before my court hearing, my bank account was de-freezed after two years of putting me in trouble and I was told on my face that I was being made an example of. He is always associated with Bollywood. Search any media and you will see giving comments. He loves making statements.”
Watch the whole interview with Faye D’ Souza here here:
As per India Today, When Wankhede was transferred to Maharashtra Service Tax department in 2010, he booked 2,500 people, including 200 celebrities, for evading tax.
In 2013, he caught singer Mika Singh at the Mumbai airport with foreign currency. The officer has also raided properties owned by many Bollywood stars, including Anurag Kashyap, Vivek Oberoi and Ram Gopal Varma.
Last year, post the untimely demise of Sushant Singh Rajput, the web of drug nexus was busted by the NCB officials. In the probe, the first names that came up included that of Rhea and her brother. The entire arrest, probe and interrogation was led by Wankhede himself.