MUMBAI: In ongoing probes right into a drug bust involving a British nationwide, the NCB on Wednesday arrested Sameer Khan, son-in-law of NCP spokesperson and Maharashtra’s minority affairs and ability improvement minister Nawab Malik.
NCB officers mentioned Khan was a drug abuser and had additionally invested quantities operating into lakhs in arrested British nationwide Karan Sajani’s drug trafficking enterprise. NCB mentioned it has discovered digital proof linking the duo. Khan has been booked beneath NDPS Act for financing, illicit site visitors and harbouring offenders, which attracts a punishment of 10-20 years rigorous imprisonment and as much as Rs 2 lakh positive. The arrest got here after an eight-hour interrogation. Khan, a resident of Bandra west, runs a salon in the identical suburb and dabbles in gross sales of gymnasium tools and actual property.
NCB grilling NCP min’s son-in-law, probing Sajnani’s ‘drug’ community
BJP chief Kirit Somiaya on Wednesday tweeted demanding that NCP spokesperson and Maharashtra’s minority affairs and ability improvement minister Nawab Malik be dropped from the state cupboard as his son-in-law, Sameer Khan, has been arrested in a medication bust case involving a British nationwide.
NCB has additionally carried out raids in Rampur in Uttar Pradesh the place Sajnani had arrange a trafficking community, sources mentioned. “Khan’s interrogation is on to ascertain more details,” an official mentioned.
Sources mentioned Sajnani was operating an funding enterprise in Hong Kong which bumped into large losses. “He then shifted to Mumbai the place he entered into trafficking of contraband. Till now, we now have info that he was dealing solely in ganja. He has connections in the town which he utilised to pursue his enterprise. All of them are beneath our scanner,’’ an NCB supply mentioned.
Sajnani holds an Overseas Citizen of India card, the supply mentioned. NCB can even conduct investigations overseas as he has associates in the US who’ve helped him in trafficking. On Sajnani’s reference to Khan, sources mentioned that they’ve widespread pals.