Mumbai : Sam D’Souza has been in Headlines in Aryan Khan Case. He has neither appeared before the Mumbai Police Special Investigation Team (SIT) nor has been seen at the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) office.
The Bombay High Court had recently rejected his anticipatory bail application as well.
While some say he is in hiding for there is a threat to his life and his family, others maintain that he is not in Mumbai and left the city a few days before Diwali. His statement is significant not just for the NCB but for the Mumbai Police SIT as well. Sam D’Souza’s lawyers are not willing to divulge much but have maintained that their client will cooperate with the agencies and he will appear before the SIT at an appropriate time.
A resident of Mumbai, Sanville’s name came to light after independent witness Prabhakar Sail claimed that he had overheard KP Gosavi make a pay-off deal with Sam D’Souza to facilitate the release of actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan in the cruise drugs bust case.
Speaking with media, lawyer Pankaj Jadhav said that his client was not in hiding and willing to cooperate. “Sam D’Souza has already given a complaint in writing to the police and other agencies that there could be a threat to his life. He has named the people as well,” he added.
The lawyer further maintained that Sam D’Souza is not in the wrong. The various WhatsApp conversations between Sunil Patil and Sam D’Souza revealed that once it was known that KP Gosavi was a fraud, Sam D’Souza had tried to disassociate himself from the matter and even questioned Sunil Patil for landing him in trouble.
When asked that Sunil Patil said he had no role other than being a facilitator, Jadhav said, “He is saying again and again in the WhatsApp chats to Sunil Patil that he has got nothing to do with the case, so why has he been put in trouble?”
The lawyer asserted that his client has already put out a complaint. “KP Gosavi, Sunil Patil and Prabhakar Sail are the three names. These are the real conspirators who implicated Sam. He has been receiving threat calls for some time now. Some tried to reach out to his family as well and hence, his family too is scared,” he added.
India Today has accessed the WhatsApp conversation between Sunil Patil and Sam D’Souza which they had on October 24. In the conversation, Sam D’Souza asked Sunil Patil why he had put him in trouble, to which Patil replied saying that he himself is getting tensed about it now.
Sam D’Souza also blamed Sunil Patil for making him meet Kiran Gosavi despite knowing he is a cheat. To this, Sunil Patil replied that he was also not aware of how Kiran Gosavi got his number and that he is a cheat. But Sam D’Souza blamed Sunil Patil, saying he was the one who was in touch with Kiran Gosavi, as per the conversation.
Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Nawab Malik recently made public the NCB summons which revealed Sam D’Souza’s real name as Sanville Adrian D’Souza. An audio clip of his conversation with NCB officer VV Singh, too, was put out on a public platform by Nawab Malik, leaving many to speculate if Sanville was an NCB informer.
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