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Nawab Malik stands by his claim, asserts Sameer Wankhede is Muslim by birth

For the past several days, Malik has been targeting Wankhede, who had led a raid on a cruise ship here earlier this month during which drugs were allegedly recovered.

Nawab MalikNCP leader and Maharashtra cabinet minister Nawab Malik (PTI Photo/File)

CONTINUING HIS attack on NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede, NCP leader and minister Nawab Malik said on Sunday that he stood by his claims that the IRS officer was Muslim by birth and had produced a bogus certificate to get the government job.

Malik further told media persons that he was not fighting a battle on caste or religion but was pointing out how bogus certificates were used by Wankhede to get a job that should have gone to someone from Scheduled Caste.

Ever since Wankhede led a raid on a cruise ship in Mumbai on October 2 during which drugs were allegedly seized, Malik has made allegations against Wankhede. Wankhede has alleged that Malik was targeting him since Wankhede had earlier arrested the minister’s son-in-law Sameer Khan in a narcotics case. The minister has repeatedly claimed that the entire operation on the cruise ship on October 2, during which  Aryan Khan was held, was “fake”.

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First published on: 31-10-2021 at 16:36 IST
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