MUMBAI: In ongoing probes right into a drug bust involving a British nationwide, the NCB on Wednesday arrested Sameer Khan, son-in-law of NCP spokesperson and Maharashtra’s minority affairs and talent improvement minister Nawab Malik.
NCB officers mentioned Khan was a drug abuser and had additionally invested quantities working into lakhs in arrested British nationwide Karan Sajani’s drug trafficking enterprise. NCB mentioned it has discovered digital proof linking the duo. Khan has been booked below NDPS Act for financing, illicit visitors and harbouring offenders, which attracts a punishment of 10-20 years rigorous imprisonment and as much as Rs 2 lakh advantageous. The arrest got here after an eight-hour interrogation. Khan, a resident of Bandra west, runs a salon in the identical suburb and dabbles in gross sales of fitness center gear and actual property.
BJP member Kirit Somiaya demanded that Malik be dropped from the state cupboard. NCB arrested Sajnani on January 9 after they discovered him concerned in smuggling ganja from the US by way of courier. NCB has additionally carried out raids in Rampur in Uttar Pradesh the place Sajnani had arrange a trafficking community, sources mentioned. “Khan’s interrogation is on to ascertain more details,” an official mentioned.