The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), probing the Bollywood drugs racket, arrested Sameer Khan, son-in-law of Cabinet Minister Nawab Malik in the Maharashtra government, in a drugs case on Wednesday night. On Thursday, Sameer Khan was produced in the court, he has received NCB custody till January 18. At the same time, Karan Sajanani and Rahila Furnichwala have received NCB custody till 16 January. According to the NCB, Sameer Khan’s name came under questioning from Karan Sajani, a British national arrested on 9 January. Apart from money transactions between Sameer and Sajanani, drugs related chats have also been found.
On 13 January, Sameer Khan was arrested in the NCB office after a day-long interrogation. On Thursday, Sameer Khan will be produced in court for remand. Sameer Khan, who lives in Bandra, is said to be the son-in-law of Maharashtra cabinet minister Nawab Malik. Meanwhile, Nawab Malik has tweeted and wrote that no one is above the law. The law should be applied equally to all without any discrimination. Nawab Malik has also written about trust in the judiciary.
Meanwhile, NCB sources have revealed that NCB has seized the mobile phone of Sameer Khan. A search is also being done at Sameer Khan’s Bandra house since Thursday morning.
On 9 January, the NCB claimed to have recovered 200 kg of ganja and buds of different strains from British national Karan Sajanani and two sisters Rahila and Shaista. After interrogating Karan, the NCB also arrested Mumbai’s famous Muchhadh Panwala. A half-kilogram of hemp given to Karan was recovered from the warehouse of Muchhad Panwala.
Meanwhile, the court has granted bail to him and Shaista, one of the owners of Muchhad Panwala, Ramkumar Tiwari, who was arrested by the NCB. It is learned that Karan used to ask for Ganja and some vegetation from Rampur in Uttar Pradesh and then sold the imported buds in it. A team of NCB has also gone to Rampur.
Before being brought to court, NCB lawyer Atul Sarpande said, “We will ask for Custody of Sameer Khan. He has played a role in the drugs cartel. It is suspected that he was involved in commercial activity. We will demand custody seeing his role under 27A. ”