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Drug seizure case: Nawab Mallik's new allegation, says BJP leader's brother-in-law let off by NCB

Drug seizure case: Nawab Mallik’s new allegation, says BJP chief’s brother-in-law let off by NCB | Information

Mumbai: NCP chief and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik on Saturday (October 9) alleged the Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB), which had claimed to have seized medicine onboard a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast final week, had initially detained 11 individuals however let off three of them, together with the brother-in-law of BJP chief Mohit Bharatiya, a few hours after the operation.
Bharatiya hit again saying he’ll file a defamation go well with in search of Rs 100 crore in damages towards Malik. Addressing a press convention right here, Malik, who’s NCP’s spokesperson, alleged that Bharatiya’s brother-in-law Rishabh Sachdeva was amongst these three individuals. Two others – Pratik Gabba and Aamir Furniturewala – who had introduced Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood famous person Shah Rukh Khan, to the cruise celebration, have been launched together with Sachdeva two hours after their detention, he stated. “The names of Pratik and Aamir figured within the ongoing hearings within the courtroom,” Malik claimed.
Primarily based on a tip-off {that a} celebration was to happen onboard the ship, an NCB crew led by its zonal director Sameer Wankhede had raided a cruise final Saturday (October 2) and claimed to have recovered banned medicine. A complete of 18 individuals have been arrested within the case, together with Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan.
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The NCP chief demanded that the decision data of those three individuals together with that of Wankhede be examined. “Rishabh Sachdeva’s father and uncle got here to the NCB workplace and telephonic conversations occurred between Wankhede and the BJP leaders in Mumbai and Delhi from the cellphone of Sachdeva’s father,” Malik claimed. “Why have been the telephones of those three individuals not seized?” he requested.
In accordance with Malik, the Mumbai police have been additionally given data that 11 individuals had been detained from the cruise ship. Malik had alleged that the NCB’s raid on the cruise was “pretend, deliberate and conspired to defame the movie trade and the Maharashtra authorities”. “Selective folks have been arrested…The matter is severe. CCTV footage must be taken and an in depth inquiry must be carried out,” the minority affairs minister alleged.He additionally hit out on the BJP for attacking him over his allegations.
“The BJP says that I’m attacking the NCB since my son-in-law was arrested by the company. I’ve by no means supported my son-in-law and he’ll battle his case. How can I give data I’ve on this case to the NCB which has framed a false case. If an unbiased fee is about as much as conduct a probe, I’ll achieve this,” Malik stated.
Hours after Malik’s press convention, Bharatiya issued an announcement accusing Malik of “supporting drug peddlers and misusing his official put up”. He stated had the NCB discovered any incriminating proof towards his brother-in-law Rishabh Sachdeva and his pals the company would have prosecuted them to the complete extent of the legislation. “The integrity of the NCB stands unimpeached and can’t be swayed by any quantity of political affect, possibly that’s the reason Nawab Malik is so concerned about concentrating on the NCB and its hard-working officers,” he stated.
Bharatiya accused Nawab Malik of misusing his official put up by issuing threats and elevating allegations towards the premier investigating company, the NCB. “I shall be submitting a defamatory go well with for Rs 100 crore towards Nawab Malik and I undertake to ahead any proceeds of the stated go well with in the direction of the battle on medicine,” he said. Bharatiya alleged that Malik was hitting down on the “diligent officers of the NCB with the only real and ulterior motive of wreaking vengeance for arresting and prosecuting his son-in-law”.
“The press convention held by Nawab Malik is nothing however a lame try at maligning my identify and extra importantly, the Bharatiya Janta Get together,” Bharatiya stated. Bharatiya, who had served in varied capacities in Maharashtra and Mumbai models of the BJP, additionally stated he was not an office-bearer of the saffron celebration. “Nonetheless, I shall be a sympathizer of the Bharatiya Janta Get together. The complete train of the press convention on query reeks of the desperation of the MVA authorities to falsely accuse the sincere and stellar efforts of the NCB and the BJP,” he stated.
It’s shameful {that a} cupboard minister is utilizing his official put up to make threats and allegations towards the premier investigating company, the NCB, for conducting unprecedented raids and investigations in a drug-riddled society, Bharatiya stated. “As an alternative of supporting the battle on medicine, Malik sought to assist drug addicts and drug peddlers alike,” he added.
In the meantime, Maharashtra BJP spokesman Keshav Upadhaye additionally hit out at Malik and stated dragging the BJP’s identify won’t assist in getting the accused launched. “If anybody from BJP is responsible, punishment will likely be given,” he added. “The companies must current proof earlier than the courts. If Malik is so desirous to defend the accused, he ought to achieve this within the courts. He’s creating doubts concerning the investigating companies and unnecessarily dragging the BJP within the case,” he stated.
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