NCB asks why haven’t Nawab Malik approached the court with the evidence

Mumbai: In response to the allegations by Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik, The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has asked Malik why hasn”t he a approached the court with the evidence.

They further said that Wankhede was not NCB’s informer and had not been in touch with Sam D’Souza.

Sam D’Souza’s name has emerged in connection with the Mumbai cruise drugs bust case that led to the arrest of Bollywood Superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan. Talking about the conversation between Sam and VV Singh, the NCB sources said there was nothing wrong with that phone call, as officers were warning Sam not to change his phone so frequently.

Prabhakar Sail, who claimed to be the personal bodyguard of KP Gosavi, alleged that he overheard Gosavi and Sam D’Souza talking about a Rs 25 crore pay-off to let off Aryan Khan in the case.

“They were discussing that Rs 8 crore would go to NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede,” Sail said at a press conference.

Earlier today, Nawab Malik said that the case against Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan is a “matter of kidnapping and ransom”.

He claimed that Aryan Khan didn’t purchase the ticket for the cruise party. It was Pratik Gaba and Amir Furniturewala who brought him there. It’s a matter of kidnappings and ransom. Mohit Kamboj is the mastermind and partner of Sameer Wankhede in demanding ransom,” Nawab Malik said.

Nawab Malik further claimed that Mohit Kamboj is close to NCB officer Sameer Wankhede and that he met with the latter at a cemetery on the night of October 7.

Nawab Malik referred to his press conference after the drug bust in October where he had alleged that the NCB had let off three individuals– Rishabh Sachdeva, Pratik Gaba and Amir Furniturewala– after detaining them from the Mumbai cruise party.

The NCP leader said that Rishabh Sachdeva is the brother-in-law of Mohit Kamboj, adding that the “entire (cruise drug bust) story lies in the letting off of these three people, including Rishabh Sachdeva”.

Telephonic conversation of Sam D’souza

Nawab Malik has shared a telephone conversation that allegedly took between Sanville Adrian D’Souza aka Sam D’Souza and a Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) official. Sam D’Souza’s name has emerged in connection with the Mumbai cruise drugs bust case that led to the arrest of Bollywood Superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan.

In the audio, Sam D’Souza, who introduced himself as Sanville, called VV Singh, an NCB official. Sanville, who reportedly lived in Bandra, could be heard saying that he was calling in response to a notice served to him by the agency at his house.

When the NCB officer asked him to report immediately, Sam D’Souza asked for more time as he was reportedly out of Mumbai at the time.

The NCB officer then asked Sam to bring his phone for the meeting and warned him against changing phones.

NCP leader Nawab Malik tweeted the audio conversation on Sunday. The Maharashtra minister also posted the notice that was served to Sam D’Souza, saying, “Notice to Sanville Steanley D’souza from NCB bearing his real name”.

Who is Sam D’souza?

Sam D’Souza’s name had cropped up in the alleged extortion racket case that came up during the Narcotics Control Bureau’s (NCB) probe into the drugs-on-cruise case in which Aryan Khan was arrested.

Filing an anticipatory bail petition in Bombay High Court, Sam D’Souza, a business consultant who allegedly ‘brokered a deal’ to help Aryan Khan in the case, alleged that the panch witnesses in the case – Kiran Gosavi and Prabhakar Sail – took money from Shah Rukh Khan’s manager Pooja Dadlani.

In his petition, D’Souza claimed innocence, saying he was tricked by Gosavi to help out Aryan Khan.

He said he arranged the meeting between Pooja Dadlani and Gosavi on October 3, the day after Aryan Khan was taken into custody by the NCB. D’Souza claimed Dadlani and Gosavi spoke in private and Shah Rukh Khan’s manager gave Rs 50 lakh to Gosavi.


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