Fashion model Munmun Dhamecha has accused ex-NCB officer Sameer Wankhede of framing her in the drugs-on-cruise case. Wankhede is already in trouble with the law for demanding ab bribe or Rs.25 crore from Shahrukh Khan in the case.
In a recent development in the 2021 drugs-on-cruise case, fashion model Munmun Dhamecha has made a startling claim. Dhamecha, who is one of the accused in the case, has alleged that Sameer Wankhede, the Narcotics Control Bureau officer in charge of the investigation, framed her due to her profession as a model. According to Dhamecha, Wankhede’s intention was to attract media attention.
According to a statement given to Mid-day, Dhamecha has accused Wankhede of falsely implicating several individuals for the sake of media attention. According to Dhamecha, Wankhede deliberately focused on models and celebrities, fully cognizant of the fact that the media would offer comprehensive coverage.
Regarding the Cordelia cruise mishap, she stated that upon her arrival at the vessel, she was assigned a room. During the NCB officials’ raid on the cruise, drugs were discovered in a room, but they were not found in the personal possession of the individual in question.
In addition, the individual provided the names of two other persons, Saumya Singh and Baldev, who were present in the same room as her. It was discovered that Singh had drugs in her possession, but she was subsequently released. According to the woman, Wankhede initially promised to support her, but as soon as he discovered that she was a model, he promptly arrested her.
According to Dhamecha’s account, she stated that Wankhede initially assured her that there was no cause for concern as nothing suspicious was discovered on her. He also mentioned that they would complete the required formalities before granting her permission to depart. Upon learning that I was a model, the individual in question promptly took me into custody. As per a statement given to Mid-Day, she expressed that during her court appearance, she was not given the opportunity to communicate with her family.
Amidst the recent booking of former Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officer Wankhede by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), her statements have surfaced. According to the complaint filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Sameer Wankhede has been accused of demanding a sum of ₹25 crore from Shah Rukh Khan and his family in exchange for sparing his son Aryan Khan in the Cordelia Cruise Drugs case.
On May 2nd, Dhamecha made an appearance at a special court in Mumbai in an attempt to be discharged from the case and requested for parity. In May 2022, the drug law enforcement agency filed a chargesheet in the case. However, Aryan Khan and five others were not named due to insufficient evidence. Dhamecha has been named as an accused in the NCB document.
In a recent development, Dhamecha has reportedly filed an application through her advocate Kashif Ali Khan Deshmukh, seeking to be discharged from the case before a special court. According to the application, she asserted that she was implicated in the case.
According to the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), a packet containing a contraband substance was found in Dhamecha’s luggage. According to Dhamecha’s plea, she underwent a security check and screening before boarding the Goa-bound cruise. No incriminating substance was discovered in her possession during the process.
Former NCB officer granted protection from coercive action by Delhi High Court in light of CBI’s chargesheet on Wankhede. In a recent development, Advocate Shubhi Srivastava has filed a petition on behalf of an individual seeking protection from coercive measures.
Justice Vikas Mahajan has granted a five-day protection to the individual and has also given the liberty to approach the Bombay High Court, which is the appropriate forum for the case. In a recent development, senior advocate Dayan Krishnan represented Wankhede, who has been summoned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for questioning on Thursday.
On October 3, 2021, Aryan Khan was apprehended by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) following a raid on the Cordelia cruise ship. After three weeks, the Bombay High Court granted him bail as the agency was unable to provide sufficient evidence to support its accusations against him.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against Wankhede and several others for purportedly engaging in criminal conspiracy and issuing threats of extortion. Additionally, they have been charged under the Prevention of Corruption Act for alleged bribery.
The complaint was filed by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). According to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in Mumbai was informed in October 2021 about the consumption and possession of narcotics substances by several individuals aboard a private cruise ship. The CBI further alleged that certain NCB officers colluded and received bribes from the accused in exchange for undue advantage.
Last year on May 27, the NCB filed a chargesheet of 6,000 pages against 14 accused in the drugs-on-cruise case. Notably, Aryan was given a clean chit by the agency. According to NCB officials, Aryan and five other individuals were not included in the agency’s chargesheet due to insufficient evidence.
An inquiry was initiated by the anti-drugs agency NCB last year following the discovery of several gaps in the investigation of the purported drug seizure from the cruise ship. Sameer Wankhede, an officer of the Indian Revenue Service, was serving as the director of the Mumbai Zonal Unit of the bureau at the time of the cruise raid.