Mumbai, October 14
Against the backdrop of various raids conducted by the NCB, including some high-profile ones, Maharashtra minister and NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik on Thursday alleged that the anti-drug agency had “malicious intentions” and was involved in “selective leaks”. frame people.
Addressing a press conference, Malik said that his son-in-law Sameer Khan, who was recently granted bail in a drugs case after nine months, sought to quash the charges leveled against him by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). Will move High Court. .
Khan was arrested by the NCB in January this year in an alleged drug case. He got bail last month.
Apart from the recent drug bust on a cruise liner off the Mumbai coast that led to the arrest of actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, the NCB probed a drug case involving the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput last year and several other cases. . Related to narcotics involving high-profile people.
Malik had last week alleged that the NCB raid on the cruise ship off Mumbai coast on October 2 was “fake”, and no narcotics were found during it.
On Thursday, the minister alleged that “NCB has malicious intent and is only involved in selective leaks to implicate people”.
He said his security was beefed up after he received “threats” when he raised doubts over the NCB probe.
Referring to the bail order issued by the NDPS court in connection with the case involving his son-in-law, Malik said “there is no prima facie evidence of a drug syndicate”.
The NCP leader said it was surprising that an agency like NCB could not differentiate between drugs and tobacco-related items covered under the NDPS Act.
“It (NCB) said that ‘ganja’ was seized (in the case involving Sameer Khan), but there was none. Law when I raised the issue regarding the fake case of cruise drug party of NCB,” the NCP leader said.
Malik claimed that his family faced trauma and stigma due to NCB. PTI