Hansal Mehta has reacted to the new allegations made against Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede by a witness in the Mumbai cruise drugs case. The witness, Prabhakar Sail, said he felt a threat to his life from Sameer Wankhede and that he was made to sign a blank panchnama by the NCB. Hansal Mehta took to Twitter and demanded Sameer Wankhede’s resignation till the time the allegations are disproved.
HANSAL MEHTA DEMANDS NCB’S SAMEER WANKHEDE’S RESIGNATION
Hansal Mehta, who extended support to Shah Rukh Khan after his son, Aryan Khan, was arrested by the NCB following the drug bust on Cordelia Cruises’ Express ship, has demanded NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede’s resignation. This is after new allegations were made against Wankhede by a witness in the drugs case.
Hansal Mehta tweeted, “Sameer Wankhede must resign until these (serious) charges are disproved. Why should the onus of proving innocence only be upon those he arrests (sic)?”
Earlier, Nationalist Congress Party leader and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik had accused Wankhede of extorting film stars in the Maldives. He had also claimed that Wankhede had been moved to the NCB after Sushant Singh Rajput’s death to target the Hindi film industry.
HANSAL MEHTA STANDS WITH SHAH RUKH KHAN, ARYAN
Aryan Khan was arrested on October 3. Hansal Mehta came out in support of Shah Rukh Khan and his 23-year-old son. The filmmaker tweeted that jumping to conclusions before allowing the law to take its course is “disrespectful and unfair” to the parent and his relationship with his child.
He wrote, “It is painful for a parent having to deal with a child getting into trouble. It gets compounded when people begin to arrive at judgements before the law takes its course. It is disrespectful and unfair to the parent and to the parent-child relationship. With you @iamsrk (sic).”
Hansal Mehta on Twitter: “It is painful for a parent having to deal with a child getting into trouble. It gets compounded when people begin to arrive at judgements before the law takes its course. It is disrespectful and unfair to the parent and to the parent-child relationship. With you @iamsrk.” / Twitter
Aryan Khan, along with Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha, was booked for offences under Sections 8(c), 20(b), 27, 28, 29 and 35 of the NDPS Act. Shah Rukh Khan visited Aryan at Arthur Road jail, on Thursday, October 21. After 18 days, the superstar spoke to his son for only 18 minutes.