NCP, Congress ask CM to order probe into NCB raid

The Congress and the NCP, each alliance companions within the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi, have requested chief minister Uddhav Thackeray to ask the state police to probe the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) raid on the cruise ship which led to the arrest of eight individuals together with Bollywood celebrity Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan.

This might result in a contemporary row between the state and the Centre, mentioned observers.

State minister Nawab Malik of the NCP alleged that three people detained by the NCB following the raid had been let off by the company. He claimed that Rishabh Sachdeva, Amir Furniturewala and Pratik Gaba had been detained, together with Aryan Khan and others on October 2, however the three had been let off after the intervention of BJP leaders.

“Rishabh Sachdeva is the brother-in-law of Mumbai BJP chief Mohit Kamboj. He was detained together with Furniturewala and Gaba and brought to the NCB workplace. However, they had been let off after a number of hours. We have info that the NCB received calls from BJP leaders from Delhi and therefore launched the three,” mentioned Malik.

The NCP chief alleged that Furniturewala and Gaba had been let off though they had been those who had invited Aryan Khan to the cruise. “There had been no medicine recovered, this was a pre-planned conspiracy to entice Aryan. There had been 1,300 individuals on the cruise. However, they detained solely these eight whereas the organisers and people who invited Aryan have been let off scot-free,” mentioned Malik.

He additionally produced video clips which he mentioned confirmed the three being detained and brought into the NCB workplace on October 2 after which being let off.

Malik mentioned that the state police or the anti-narcotics cell of the state authorities ought to examine the telephone data of the three detained and whether or not any telephone calls had been made to the NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede by BJP leaders.

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