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Updated on: Sunday, November 07, 2021, 10:26 AM IST

Mumbai cruise drug bust: Nawab Malik releases audio recording of middleman Sanville D'souza speaking to NCB officer

Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik | PTI

Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik | PTI

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Ahead of his press conference at 10 am today, Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik posted a picture on Twitter of 'Sam Dsouza,' the alleged middleman in the cruise-drugs-case. Malik in the tweet claimed that the person's name is Sanville Steanley D'souza and not Sam D'souza.

The minister tweeted a notice that was issued to D'souza by the NCB, bearing his real name.

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He also released an audio recording of the man talking to an NCB officer who had summoned him for questioning to the office. The NCB officer is heard directing Sanville to carry his phone along with him and also warning him against changing his number.

Listen to the recording here

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Who is Sanville or 'Sam' Dsouza?

Sam D’Souza was named by Gosavi’s bodyguard Prabhakar Sail. The bodyguard had earlier filed an affidavit claiming that he overheard Gosavi speaking to one “Sam” to broker a deal for Rs 25 crore and then settle for Rs 18 crore. Sail had further alleged that Gosavi told the person on the other end of the phone that they have to pay Rs 8 crore to NCB’s zonal director Sameer Wankhede.

Apprehending arrest in the case, he sought pre-arrest bail before the Bombay HC. However, the court rejected his bail plea

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Published on: Sunday, November 07, 2021, 09:31 AM IST
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