Sameer Wankhede isn't Bollywood-focused, his wife says; Dad says he's tormented by the allegations

Sameer Wankhede

Sameer Wankhede

NCB regional director Sameer Wankhede is not targeting Bollywood, his wife Kranti Redkar told India Today on Monday. He also responded to the allegations of Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik and Prabhakar Sail, an independent NCB (Narcotics Control Bureau) witness in the Aryan Khan case.

Asked about allegations that her husband is targeting Bollywood celebrities, Kranti Redkar said: "He [Sameer Wankhede] is definitely not targeting Bollywood. He goes to Goa to carry out operations every month, there are no celebrities in Goa, he deals with hard criminals."

She went on to add, "Why is all this happening when one certain person is interested in this case? Why have no extortion charges been levelled against him [Sameer Wankhede] in any other case? This is the first time such allegations have been made in his 15 years of service."

Responding to allegations of 'extortion' levelled against her husband, Kranti Redkar said, "Sameer has never ever denied any vigilance test against him; he is always for it. If you think I [Sameer] am wrong, test it, get me proof; show me where I have taken the money. Do you have any phone chat, a sting operation, anything to say that I want Rs 8 crore or Rs 18 crore or Rs 25 crore? Whatever amount is coming to your [independent witness'] head, you are babbling."

"This is a total insult to an honest officer who is trying his level best with his blood and sweat to serve this nation," she added.

Asked about the family's trips abroad, Sameer Wankhede's wife Kranti Redkar said he had never been to Dubai, as Nawab Malik claimed. "He never wants to visit Dubai," she added

Kranti Redkar also discussed the family's trip to the Maldives, the photos of which were shared by Nawab Malik on social media earlier this month.

"The Maldives trip, we went. Me, Sameer and our children. There were no celebrities where we were staying, just us and some really normal people," she added.

She goes on to say, "If anybody wants to know, go to court and demand whatever you want to see. Don't do this on Twitter or Instagram, social media is not a platform to grill somebody."

"His [Sameer Wankhede's] real cases should be reported. His entire team should be decorated. Each time they go for an operation, they are assaulted, they have bruises, their shirts are torn," she added.

Kranti Redkar also responded to Nawab Malik's allegations regarding Sameer Wankhede's birth certificate. "We are not afraid of truths. He [Sameer Wankhede] was born a Hindu, his mother was a Muslim. His caste certificate is not faulty," she said.

"I am very proud that someone [Sameer Wankhede] who came from a small village to Mumbai and made a mark for himself by studying and not doing any jhol jhaal. He cleared UPSC and has been given medals two or three times in his career for bravery and for his achievements. We should be proud of people who have had such humble beginnings," Kranti Redkar said.

The allegations against him "confuse him and our family," Sameer Wankhede's father, Dnyandev Wankhede, said.

"He [Sameer] is very disturbed; my family is very disturbed. There is only one person behind him - Nawab Malik. I have no links with him [Malik]. Sameer's only fault is that he arrested his [Nawab Malik's] son-in-law [Sameer Khan] in a drug case and he [Sameer Khan] spent eight months in jail," Dnyandev Wankhede told India Today in an exclusive interview.

Dnyandev Wankhede, 75, also responded to allegations by Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik that Sameer Wankhede used "forged" documents to secure a place with the Indian Revenue Service (IRS).

"I come from a Hindu family. I had an inter-caste love marriage with a Muslim woman who was Sameer's mother. She died six years ago. After that, I raised my son and daughter with the utmost care, I made them strong," Dnyandev Wankhede said.

When asked how he felt when the NCP leader claimed his name was 'Dawood', Dnyandev Wankhede replied: "I felt really bad. How would you feel if someone could make Dnyandev into Dawood?"

Dnjandev Wankhede said he spent 35 years in the state tax office and his son in the government for 15 years."No allegations were levelled against me and no allegations have been levelled against my son all this time," added Dnyandev Wankhede.

The 75-year-old also said that young Indians who "want to be" like Sameer Wankhede must have courage. "You may get attacked or suspended, face insult, your family could be threatened he said

Sources:- India today



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