Mumbai: CBI Registers FIR Against Sameer Wankhede In Bribery Case
7 months ago
Mumbai, 12th May 2023: The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against Sameer Wankhede, the then Zonal Director (an IRS officer), NCB, Mumbai Zone Unit; then Superintendent, NCB; then Intelligence Officer of Mumbai Zonal Unit, NCB; two private persons and unknown others under relevant Sections of PC Act and IPC. The instant case was registered on complaint from Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Delhi for conducting Enquiry/ Investigation by CBI.
Name of the accused:-
Sameer Wankhede, IRS, the then Zonal Director, NCB, Mumbai Zone Unit
Vishwa Vijay Singh, then Superintendent, NCB;
Ashish Ranjan, then Intelligence Officer of Mumbai Zonal Unit, NCB;
K. P. Gosavi (private person);
Sanvile D’Souza (private person);
Other unknown persons
It has been alleged that the said officials of Narcotics Control Bureau of Mumbai Zone, in order to obtain undue advantage from the persons/ others in the Case No. 94/2021 of Mumbai Zone, earlier registered & investigated under the supervision of then Zonal Director of Mumbai Zone of NCB, had entered into criminal conspiracy with others and had allegedly obtained undue advantage in the form of bribes from the alleged accused of Case No. 94/2021 of NCB Mumbai Zone. It has been further alleged that an information was received in the Mumbai Zone of NCB during October, 2021 related to consumption/ possession of Narcotics Substances by various individuals on a private Cruise Ship.
It has also been alleged that the said persons entered into conspiracy in order to extort an amount of Rs. 25 crore (approx.) from the family members of the alleged accused of the Case No. 94/2021 of NCB, Mumbai, by threatening them of the accusation of offences of possession of Narcotics Substances as per the alleged directions of then Zonal Director being the Supervisory Officer. A token amount of Rs. 50 lakh as bribe was allegedly obtained in furtherance of this conspiracy by the said persons.
Searches are being conducted today around at 29 locations across Mumbai, Delhi, Ranchi, Lucknow, Chennai & Guwahati etc. which led to recovery of incriminating documents/ articles/ cash etc.
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