Drugs Case: Sameer Khan Sent To 14-Day Judicial Custody In Mumbai
Mumbai: Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik’s son-in-law Sameer Khan was on Monday been sent to 14-day judicial custody in connection with a drugs case.
Khan who was arrested on January 13 was taken for medical examination before being produced before Esplanade Court here today.
He was arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in connection with a drug case and his remand was supposed to end today.
The prosecutor had said that NCB had found evidence from Sameer regarding some chats indicating that he was planning to mix CBD oil and other chemicals with marijuana. “We have come to know that there were multiple transactions between Karan and Sameer Khan which was much more than Rs 20,000. He was involved in the commercial activity of drug so we have invoked 27A of the NDPS Act (Punishment for financing illicit traffic and harbouring offenders) act against him,” NCB prosecutor said.
In a tweet on January 14, Malik said, “Nobody is above the law and it should be applied without any discrimination. Law will take its due course and justice will prevail. I respect and have immense faith in our judiciary.”
— ANI (@ANI) January 18, 2021
Sameer Khan had been taken for medical examination before being produced before Court. He was arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau on January 13th in connection with a drugs case after detailed interrogation that lasted the whole day. His NCB remand ends today.
He was summoned after the agency found an online monetary transition between Khan and British national Karan Sajnani, which the NCB believes was a payment for drug purchase.
Karan Sajnani and two others were arrested with 200 kgs of banned drug last week. The other two persons arrested along with Sajnani were Rahila Furniturewala and her sister Shaista Furniturewala. Rahila Furniturewala is the former manager of activist and film actress Dia Mirza.
Following the arrest of Sameer Khan, NCB has intensified the probe in the drugs case. Multiple teams of the NCB are conducting raids in Mumbai since last night.