Money Laundering Case: Bombay HC Extends Sameer Wankhede’s Relief From Arrest Till March 27

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The Bombay High Court on Friday has extended the relief from arrest given to former NCB Mumbai Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede till March 27 in connection with a money laundering case.

The court has adjourned the matter till March 27. The matter got adjourned after the ED sought time to file a short reply on Sameer Wankhede’s petition challenging ED’s Enforcement Case Information Report against him.

ECIR is a formal entry of a complaint lodged by the ED. Wankhede has challenged ECIR in the Bombay HC and has sought to quash the case against him.

Furthermore the court has listed a hearing of the case with the CBI against Wankhede on the same date.

The court was told that the Solicitor General would appear himself in both matters on that date.

Earlier on February 10, the ED initiated the money laundering case against Wankhede, acknowledging a CBI FIR that alleges an Rs 25 crore bribe demand by him from actor Shah Rukh Khan’s family to spare his son in the drugs on cruise case.

Wankhede expressed surprise that the ED’s ECIR is based on a CBI FIR, which is under question before the Bombay HC.

Last year, the CBI booked Wankhede for allegedly demanding Rs.25 crore as a bribe for not framing actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan in the drugs-on-cruise case.

The agency stated that the deal was closed for Rs 18 crore, adding that Wankhade’s assets were not proportionate to his known sources of income.

The FIR copy said he wasn’t able to justify expenses made during his foreign visit.

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