After caste panel clean chit, Wankhede files defamation complaint against Nawab Malik

Former Mumbai regional director of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Sameer Wankhede on Sunday filed a defamation complaint against former cabinet minister Nawab Malik, based on which the city police registered a case against the latter, an official said.

Wankhede had filed the complaint after getting a clean chit from the Mumbai District Caste Certificate Verification Committee of the Maharashtra Social Justice Department. The investigation was being done against him for submitting fake caste certificate to get a government job. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Malik had alleged that Wankhede had submitted a fake caste certificate to get a government job.

On the complaint of Sameer Wankhede, the police on Sunday filed a defamation case against Nawab Malik. The former NCB officer approached the Goregaon police station and lodged a complaint against Malik, who is behind bars in an alleged money laundering case.

The District Caste Certificate Verification Committee in its order on Friday said that the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer was not a Muslim by birth and it has been proved that he belonged to the Mahar caste, which is a Scheduled Caste (SC). The caste committee order stated that the complaints filed by Malik and others regarding the religion of Wankhede’s caste claim and caste certificate are not substantiated. The complaints are dismissed for lack of facts in the complaint. Is.

After receiving the committee’s order, Wankhede went to the police station and filed a complaint against Malik, which was followed by sections 500 (punishment for defamation), 501 (printing or engraving known to defame) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). FIR was registered under He said that the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act was registered against the politician.

“The ACP of Goregaon mandal will investigate the matter,” he said. Wankhede came into the limelight after the high-profile NCB raids on a Mumbai cruise in October 2021, after which the agency arrested actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan and 19 others also ordered seizure of some narcotics. had claimed. NCB later gave clean chit to Aryan Khan.

Read in Hindi: जाति पैनल क्लीन चिट के बाद, वानखेड़े ने नवाब मलिक के खिलाफ मानहानि की शिकायत दर्ज की