sameer wankhede: “My father is Hindu, my mother was Muslim. BCN officer Sameer Wankhede retaliates against Minister Maha and denounces “invasion of privacy”
In a signed statement released Monday, the 42-year-old Indian Revenue Services (IRS) agent wrote that he was from a “multi-religious and secular family.”
“My father is Hindu and my mother is a Muslim. Posting my personal documents on Twitter is defamatory and infringes on my family’s privacy,” wrote the 2008 batch manager.
Wankhede, who has been in the limelight since arresting Aryan Khan in the cruise drugs case on October 3, also added that he was “saddened by the defamatory attacks by Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik” .
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Earlier Monday, Malik accused him of forging his birth certificate and tweeted a photo of a document related to Wankhede’s birth and claimed that “the forgery started from here”.
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Meanwhile, Wankhede asked for protection from legal action on Sunday, fearing “he will be wrongly framed” with “ulterior motives.” The IRS officer wrote to Mumbai Police Chief Hemant Nagrale saying that threats of jail and dismissal had been made against him by “very respectable public officials”.
Mumbai: Sameer Wankhede, NCB Zone Manager, Writes to Mumbai Police Commissioner asking him to “make sure no p … https://t.co/MbHh2Il2W6
– ANI (@ANI) 1635084897000
In a veiled reference to Malik’s recent remark that the officer would lose his job within a year while working as a BJP government stooge, Wankhede’s letter is seen as preventative in nature. “They (BJP) have a puppet – Wankhede. He is raising bogus cases against people. I challenge this Wankhede that he will lose his job in a yearâ¦ We have evidence of bogus cases,” Malik said previously quoted by agency Press
In his letter, the government official called for protection against “rushed legal action”, adding that “unknown people” were planning to falsely trap him.
Earlier this month, Wankhede lodged a complaint with the Union government alleging that his movements were being tracked and that he was being followed by Mumbai Police. He had cited cases of harassment while visiting his mother’s grave.