On Wednesday, Wankhede’s lawyers, Aabad Ponda, Rizwan Merchant, and Sneha Sanap, asked the court for permission to amend the petition to include additional grounds pertaining to sections under which a person who offers/gives money to a public worker in order to influence him or her and obtain undue advantage is prohibited.
Wankhede’s plea was allowed to be amended by a division bench of Justices, but no further revisions were authorised. The judge scheduled a hearing on the modified plea for July 20 and directed the CBI to answer before then. The court extended Wankhede’s temporary protection until July 20.
The case is linked to a drug bust involving Shah Rukh Khan’s son, Aryan Khan. According to CBI, Wankhede and four other defendants demanded Rs 250 crore from actor Shah Rukh Khan.
In the final step in the extortion and bribery case involving former Mumbai Regional Narcotics Control Bureau chief Sameer Wankhede, the Mumbai High Court has allowed the Internal Revenue Service to rectify workers’ claims and add new grounds on which the rich should be prosecuted.
The case is linked to a drug bust involving Shah Rukh Khan’s son, Aryan Khan. According to India’s National Security Agency, after alleged drugs were found on the cruise ship, Wan Hede and four other defendants demanded 250 crores from actor Shah Rukh Khan to bribe his son Aryan not to be arrested. Wan Hede applied for temporary protection against coercion in the Supreme Court in May and was given temporary protection against coercion.
Wankhede’s allegations were allowed to be reviewed by the judges, but no further revisions were made. The judge scheduled a hearing on the revision request for July 20 and asked the CBI to respond by that date. The court extended Wankhede’s temporary protection until 20 July.