FIR Against Sameer Wankhede Amid Forging Documents To Obtain Bar License

Mumbai: FIR has been registered against the NCB former zonal director Sameer Wankhede, amid forging age and documents for obtaining bar license. 

An FIR has been filed at Kopari Police Station in Thane for sections related to forgery, cheating, giving false information on oath and others.

Earlier Nawab Malik had alleged that Sameer Wankhede owned a bar in Navi Mumbai for which he got a license as an under age. Malik claims that he was 17 when he got his license cleared, for the bar in Hotel Sadguru in Navi Mumbai.

An initial investigation by the local excise office also revealed that on the day Sameer Wankhede was granted a licence for a bar and restaurant on October 27, 1997, he was only 17, way below the stipulated age of 21.

After the complaint, by the state excise department regular hearings are being held and Sameer Wankhede’s lawyers had put up their sides. 

Earlier this month the license got canceled. After the findings of the investigations , an FIR has been filed by the Excise Dept with the police under various sections – 181, 188, 420, 465, 478, 481 of the IPC.

The FIR was lodged around 8 PM on Saturday. 

“Wankhede is the owner of Sadguru Family Restaurant and Bar, which is situated in Vasi. On October 29, 1997 the liquor license to serve liquor at a bar was obtained. Wankhede allegedly furnished fake information regarding his date of birth. At the time when the liquor license was obtained, Wankhede was 17 years and eleven months old whereas to get the liquor license one should be a major,” said a source.

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