Defamation Case in Aryan Khan Saga: NCB Legal Adviser Targets Sameer Wankhede
In a recent turn of events related to the Aryan Khan case, the legal adviser of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Japan Babu, has taken legal action against former NCB officer Sameer Wankhede. The reason behind this legal action is an audio clip used by Wankhede in his petition, suggesting that Aryan Khan, the son of actor Shah Rukh Khan, had his name removed from the chargesheet at the last moment.
On October 6, the case was filed in the Delhi magistrate court, Patiala House. Wankhede, who is a 2008 batch IRS officer, presented a transcript of a conversation he had with Japan Babu to support his decision to arrest Aryan Khan following a raid on the Cordelia cruise. Wankhede also claimed that Aryan had not been included in the NCB Special Investigation Team's (SIT) chargesheet due to external factors.
In his petition, Babu, who serves in the Indian Legal Service (ILS), stated that he learned Wankhede had, in his writ petition for anticipatory bail, wrongly asserted that Babu had informed him during a phone call on June 2, 2022, that charges were initially proposed against Aryan Khan in the original complaint draft that he, as deputy legal adviser, had prepared. However, this draft was never submitted to the court. Instead, the SIT obtained a different draft from an external source, which was presented in court, ultimately clearing Aryan Khan of the charges. Wankhede's petition included quotes from the recorded conversation with Babu.
This legal battle adds another layer of complexity to the ongoing case involving Aryan Khan, drawing attention to the controversy surrounding the initial charges against him. The court will now be tasked with determining the truth behind these conflicting claims in what has already been a high-profile and closely-watched legal matter.
- PTC PUNJABI