'Expect Justice for Attack on Personal Life': Sameer Wankhede's Wife to Maha CM

NCB official Wankhede, who has been probing the drugs case involving Aryan Khan, has been accused of extortion.

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Addressing a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Kranti Redkar Wankhede, wife of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) official Sameer Wankhede, sought justice for the "attack on her family and her personal life.”

NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede, who has been heading the investigation of the high-profile drugs case involving Aryan Khan, has been accused of extortion by a witness. Following the claims of bribery, Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik had also made allegations of forgery against Wankhede.

"Being a Marathi person, I expect some justice from your side as my personal life is unnecessarily being dragged into a controversy. Had late Balasaheb Thackeray (father of Uddhav Thackeray) been alive today, he would not have tolerated such personal attack on a woman's dignity,” Kranti Redkar Wankhede's letter, which has been penned in Marathi, said, news agency PTI reported.


"The personal attacks reflect the lowest level of politics. I trust you and feel that there will be no injustice against me or my family,” Redkar Wankhede further stated.

Sameer Wankhede's Sister Files Police Complaint

Yasmeen Wankhede, the sister of Sameer Wankhede, has lodged a police complaint against minister Nawab Malik for allegedly defaming her, PTI reported on Thursday, citing Mumbai Police officials.

Wankhede has claimed that she was being stalked online and that the minister was distributing her personal photographs to the media.

The complaint comes as Malik has accused Sameer Wankhede of lying about his religion in order to land a job under the reservation policy after clearing the civil services examination.

Nationalist Congress Party leader Malik on Tuesday had tweeted a document related to Sameer Wankhede’s birth and wrote, “Sameer Dawood Wankhede’s forgery began here.” On Wednesday, he had shared photos of Wankhede's 'nikah' on Twitter, accusing him of forging a caste certificate.

"Birth certificate or 'nikah nama' which I tweeted, if they prove me wrong, I will quit politics, resign from my post. I am not asking him (Sameer Wankhede) to resign, but he will lose his job as per law," the minister had been quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

(With inputs from PTI and ANI.)

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