'Put a bomb of Rs 25 crore': Main witness in Aryan Khan case alleges extortion racket by NCB
Mumbai, Oct 24: Prabhakar Rohoji Sail, a panch witness in the Mumbai drugs-on-cruise case, has made startling allegations of pay-offs between KP Gosavi, (a private person at the NCB raid whose picture with Aryan Khan went viral), the investigating officer and NCB Mumbai Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede and others.
Prabhakar Sail, who claimed to be the former driver/body guard of private detective KP Gosavi, claimed he was present in a car during a telephonic conversation between him and one Sam D'Souza.
Sail claimed he heard Gosavi telling D'Souza over the phone about a demand of Rs 25 crore and to settle at Rs 18 crore as they ''have to give Rs eight crore to Sameer Wankhede''.
In a notarised affidavit, Sail revealed that Rs 50 lakh was delivered to Gosavi by two persons, and he later returned Rs 38 lakh.
Sail stated that he reached the NCB office on October 2 morning and saw Gosavi getting down along with an NCB official.
NCB zonal director Samir Wankhede also came out of the office, he claimed. Later in that afternoon Gosavi sent 10-12 photographs on Sail's mobile phone and asked him to identify if any of these persons coming to board the cruise ship through the green gate. Sail stated that he identified only Munmun Dhamecha.
After the raid, Gosavi, accompanied by NCB officials, took Aryan Khan in a white Innova car to the NCB office. Sail stated he and D'souza followed Gosavi in another car.
He claimed that D'Souza and Gosavi later went to Lower Parel, where a blue colour Mercedes car carrying Shah Rukh Khan's manager Pooja Dadlani arived at a particular spot. Gosavi and Dadlani sat in that car and started talking. They all left after 15 minutes, the affidavit stated.
"When I reached inside the NCB office Sameer Wankhede instructed the staff to take my signature and one, Salekar from NCB told me to sign on 10 blank papers," he also alleged.
Sail claimed that Gosavi last called him on October 21 and told him that he was not in the country. He said he would surrender before the police soon, he stated.
However, NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede has denied allegations saying, "We will give a fitting reply".
NCP spokesman Nawab Malik, who has repeatedly termed the cruise drugs bust case as ''fake'', said Sail's claims were ''very serious'' and demanded a probe into it by a Special Investigation Team (SIT).
What are the allegations against against NCB in Aryan Khan drugs case
1. Nawab Malik has claimed that the raid was "fake" and that "outsiders" were involved in it. The NCB clarified that the presence of independent witnesses is a must in all its operations
2. NCB detained 11 persons from the Goa-bound cruise ship, but let off three of them, including the brother-in-law of BJP leader Mohit Bharatiya, a couple of hours later. The anti-drugs agency said that they released six people, not three as there was not enough evidence to arrest them.
3. Malik accuses Wankhede of extorition and being part of a conspiracy. Nothing to hide, says the NCB chief.
4. Malik claimed that he received a threat call from a person who warned him against targeting Wankhede. The NCB officer clarifies saying he is just a central government officer while Malik is a minister.
5. Malik raised Sameer Wankhede's apparent visits to Dubai and the Maldives. Never been to Dubai. I had taken the required permission of the government before I went to Maldives, this can be investigated says Wankhede.