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Made To Sign Blank Papers At NCB Office, Overheard Extortion Talks : Witness In Aryan Khan Case Alleges

Sharmeen Hakim
24 Oct 2021 8:29 AM GMT
Made To Sign Blank Papers At NCB Office, Overheard Extortion Talks : Witness In Aryan Khan Case Alleges
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Prabhakar Sail, a panch witness in the cruise liner drug case, has made startling allegations of extortion and pay-offs involving KP Gosavi( a private person at the NCB raid whose picture with Aryan Khan went viral), the investigating officer and NCB Mumbai Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede and others, in a notarized affidavit. Sail, claiming to be KP Gosavi's personal bodyguard, alleges that he...

Prabhakar Sail, a panch witness in the cruise liner drug case, has made startling allegations of extortion and pay-offs involving KP Gosavi( a private person at the NCB raid whose picture with Aryan Khan went viral), the investigating officer and NCB Mumbai Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede and others, in a notarized affidavit.

Sail, claiming to be KP Gosavi's personal bodyguard, alleges that he was called to the NCB office and was asked by Sameer Wakhende to sign as a panch witness of the case and his signature was taken on 10 blank papers.

KP Gosavi and Sail are the two panch witnesses to the seizure of contraband from Khan's friend Arbaaz Merchant.

Sail further claims in the affidavit that he overheard Gosavi telling one Sam D'Souza that "you put a bomb of Rs 25 crores, let's settle for Rs 18 crores because we have to give 8 crores to Sameer Wankhede." This was after Gosavi left the NCB office on the intervening night of October 2 and 3.

Sail says a few minutes later he saw Pooja Dadlani (Shah Rukh Khan's manager) talking to KP Gosavi. He says that later, he was asked by Gosavi to go to a location to collect Rs 50 lakhs cash. He says he collected two bags of cash and delivered it to Gosavi.

"Till such time we reached Lower Parel (from NCB office) K.P. Gosavi was talking to Sam on the phone and stated that you put a bomb of 25 crores and lets settle at 18 final because we have to give 8 crores to Sameer Wankhede…..After a few minutes one blue colour Mercedes came to the spot and I saw Pooja Dadjani (Shahrukh's manager) came in the car. Sam, K P Gosavi and Pooja Dadlani sat in the Mercedes and started talking. Then we all left after 15 min…"

….We reached Vashi and immediately KP told me to take Innova car and go to Tardeo signal near Indiana hotel and collect 50 lacs cash. I reached around 9 :45 a.m. at the said place where one white colour car no 5102 came and gave me 2 bags filled with cash. Which I took to Vashi at his home and gave it to Kiran Gosavi", the affidavit states.

The bodyguard further add that when Sam counted, the bag had only Rs 38 lakhs. Sail states that Gosavi is missing now and "NCB officials may kill me or abduct me like Gosavi…As seen in the big cases ,witnesses often are killed or taken away and | therefore want to state the truth".

As per the NDTV, NCB sources have denied the allegations of Sail as baseless.

In a later update, the NCB Deputy Director General informed through a press release that Sail's affidavit has been forwarded to the NCB Director General for "further necessary action".



Aryan Khan was arrested on October 3 in the case. Last Wednesday, a Sessions Court in Mumbai rejected his bail application. Though no recovery was made from and no evidence of consumption by him was available, the Court observed that Khan's knowledge about presence of 6 grams charas with his friend amount to "conscious possession" of contraband. The Court further observed that his WhatsApp chats prima facie revealed his involvement in illegal activities for drugs procurement. After the rejection of bail by Sessions Court, Khan has approached the Bombay High Court. The High Court will hear the bail application on October 26.




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