Sources told India Today that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Narcotics Control Bureau will reach Mumbai from Delhi on Saturday to take up the six cases, which were earlier being probed by the Mumbai unit headed by Regional Director Samir Wankhede.
In a press release on Friday, the NCB said, “A Special Investigation Team (SIT) comprising officers from the Operations Wing of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Headquarters has been constituted by the Director General, NCB to handle a total of 6 cases. NCB Mumbai Zonal Unit consisting of National
Sanjay Kumar Singh, a 1996-batch IPS officer and Deputy Director General (DDG) of NCB, is heading the SIT, which has been tasked with handling cases, including cruise drug, in which superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son was arrested on October 3. .
According to sources, the SIT will first take over the papers of the case, investigate them and, if needed, may re-record the statements of some people in the case.
Vigilance probe is already underway by NCB on allegations of procedural lapses and corruption in Aryan Khan drug case. The statements of some NCB officials including Sameer Wankhede and at least three private persons have been recorded by NCB’s vigilance team and international influence, for a thorough investigation to unearth the back and forth links.
In the report on the removal of Sameer Wankhede from these cases, the NCB further clarified that, “No officer or officers have been removed from their present roles and they will continue to assist the Operations Branch in the investigation until any No specific order is issued. On the contrary. It is reiterated that NCB functions as a unified agency all over India.”