The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) case is that Wankhede, former Mumbai zonal director of the Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) and 4 different accused had demanded Rs 25 crore bribe from actor Shah Rukh Khan for not framing his son Aryan following an alleged seizure of medication from a cruise ship.
In Could this 12 months, Wankhede approached the excessive courtroom in search of to quash the case and likewise sought interim safety from arrest. The excessive courtroom granted Wankhede interim safety from any coercive motion.
On Wednesday, Wankhede’s legal professionals Aabad Ponda, Rizwan Service provider and Sneha Sanap, sought permission from the courtroom to amend the petition to incorporate further grounds pertaining to sections 7, 7A and eight of the Prevention of Corruption Act. Beneath these sections, an individual who presents/provides bribe to a public servant to induce her or him and acquire undue benefit shall even be prosecuted.
A division bench of Justices A S Gadkari and S G Dige permitted Wankhede to amend the plea however stated no extra amendments can be permitted. The bench posted the plea for additional listening to on July 20 and stated the CBI ought to reply to the amended plea by then.
The courtroom prolonged the interim safety granted to Wankhede until July 20.
Wankhede and the opposite accused within the case have been booked beneath costs of felony conspiracy and extortion threats beneath the Indian Penal Code and provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act pertaining to bribery.
Aryan Khan and a number of other others had been arrested in October 2021 for alleged possession, consumption and trafficking of medication. Later, Aryan Khan was granted bail by the excessive courtroom after spending three weeks in jail. The NCB subsequently filed its chargesheet however didn’t title Aryan as an accused within the case citing a scarcity of proof.
The anti-drugs company had then arrange a particular enquiry staff to hold out an inquiry into the case and in opposition to its personal officers.
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