A special NDPS court here Monday refused to pass a blanket order barring authorities from taking cognizance of an affidavit of an independent witness in the alleged drugs case involving Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan. In the affidavit filed Sunday, the witness, Prabhakar Sail, had accused Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Mumbai Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede and others of trying to extort money from Khan in the case.
The NCB filed an application and Wankhede separately filed an affidavit before Special Judge V V Patil, designated to hear cases related to the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, seeking that no cognizance be taken of Sail’s affidavit. They argued that Sail’s allegations were an attempt to scuttle the investigation into the case. In its affidavit, the NCB also sought orders to ensure there was no tampering with the evidence or investigation.
Indrani Mukerjea seeks anticipatory bail in 2017 jail rioting case
In other news, former media executive Indrani Mukerjea has approached sessions court seeking anticipatory bail in a case registered against her and over 30 other inmates on charges of rioting at Byculla jail after the death of inmate Manjula Shetye in 2017.
Mukerjea’s plea filed by lawyer Sana Raees Khan stated that the chargesheet filed this year against the inmates including her is vague on the allegations against each of the accused.
Mumbai: Retired bank manager falls to online KYC fraud, loses Rs 3 lakh
A retired bank manager was duped of Rs 3 lakh by a cyber fraudster who impersonated a mobile network service company’s executive on phone and tricked him into revealing his bank details.
The 64-year-old lodged an FIR with the Dombivali police on October 24. The incident took place on the same day in the afternoon.
The man had received an SMS purported to be sent by his mobile network service company. The message said that his SIM was being blocked as he had not updated the Know Your Customer (KYC) details.