New Delhi: Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Mumbai zone chief Sameer Wankhede’s wife Kranti Redkar said on Sunday that the safety of her family members is in danger and demanded protection.
“Safety of Sameer Wankhede and family members is in danger. A few days back, three men did a recce of the house,” Redkar said, ANI reported.
“We will provide the CCTV footage to the police. The family should be provided security,” she said.
Seeking justice in the wake of the “attack on his family and personal life”, Redkar had earlier written a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
“Being a Marathi person, I expect some justice from your side as my personal life is being dragged into controversy unnecessarily. Had the late Balasaheb Thackeray (Uddhav Thackeray’s father) been alive today, he would not have tolerated such a personal attack on the dignity of a woman,” she said in the letter on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Union minister and RPI(A) president Ramdas Athawale extended his support to the NCB officer, describing Wankhede as a Hindu Dalit and a follower of BR Ambedkar.
“I have looked through the documents. Sameer Wankhede is a Hindu Dalit. He is a follower of Babasaheb Ambedkar. He is not a Muslim,” he told reporters in Mumbai, PTI reported.
Athawale also asked Maharashtra minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik to refrain from “conspiracy” to defame the NCB officer and his family members.
The RPI (A) president’s remarks came after the NCB officer’s wife and his father met him.
Malik had earlier claimed that the NCB officer was born as a Muslim, but forged documents, including caste certificates, to show that he was eligible to get a job under quota after clearing the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exam. Hindu belonged to SC category. .
The Wankhede, which led the raid on a cruise ship off Mumbai coast earlier this month in which Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan was arrested, sparked a political controversy following allegations of extortion in the high-profile cruise drugs case. is in the center of. And facing departmental vigilance inquiry.