Mumbai : Narcotics Control Bureau’s officer Sameer Wankhede’s father Dhyandev K Wankhede has filed an FIR against Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act for falsely accusing Wankhede family on caste basis. The complaint was lodged with the Assistant Commissioner of Police of Mumbai’s Oshiwara division.
NCB leader Nawab Malik has recently claimed that Sameer Wankhede was born Muslim but had produced forged documents to get a government job. The series of allegations made by Malik on Wankhede, after Wankhede was probing Drugs-On-Cruise.
Wankhede had spearheaded the probe, and was also leading another case against Malik’s son-in-law Sameer Khan. However, the agency last week transferred the cases, among four others, from Wankhede to Sanjay Kumar Singyh after extortion allegations made by a witness in the cruise case against Sameer Wankhede.
The complaint says that Malik in an interview with a newspaper made a false and derogatory statement against him and his family members regarding their caste. “Not only that, on several occasions, while doing interaction with the print media as well as the electronic media, the said accused Nawab Malik has made derogatory statements and allegations against me and my family regarding our caste. That I have the footage/videos of said press/news events as well as concerning news articles. That I will produce the same as and when required by you while conducting the investigation of the present matter,” the written complaint to the Assistant Commissioner of Police reads.
“I say that you please take cognizance of my above mentioned complaint and register FIR against the accused under Section 3 of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities), Act 1989 and under sections 503, 508, 499 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 and under sections 66E of the Information Technology Act, 2000,” he said in the complaint.
Wankhede’s father has also filed a defamation suit against Malik, seeking damages to the tune of Rs 1.25 crore for allegedly making defamatory comments against his son Sameer and their family through press conferences and via social media. The Bombay High Court had on Monday directed Malik to submit an affidavit in response to the defamation suit. A vacation bench of Justice Madhav Jamdar asked Malik to file his affidavit by Tuesday, and posted the matter for further hearing on Wednesday.
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