A day after Narcotics Control Bureau zonal director Sameer Wankhede denied the allegation of any religious conversion, Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik on Sunday said that the officer did not convert because he is a Muslim by birth, as his father had converted.
Speaking to the media, Malik said, "Sameer Wankhede did not convert because he is a Muslim by birth, his father had converted. I stand by my point that he got his job by forging an SC certificate, he has snatched the rights of an SC candidate."
"When I started (allegations against Sameer Wankhede), people I know told me to stop. They said that Shah Rukh Khan is being told that his son is trapped as he(Khan) speaks. My lawyer son was being brainwashed by other lawyers. He used to tell me to stop," he added.
"Some people said that matters relating to drugs involve money, goons and I could lose my life. Attempts were made to silence me, but I had said that we'll take this to a logical end. If someone says they'll kill Nawab Malik, then I'll die the day I have to," Malik said.
After meeting Wankhede on Saturday, National Commission for Scheduled Castes vice-chairman Arun Halder had said that he thinks the latter belongs to the Scheduled Caste.
"He has denied the allegation of any religious conversion," the official said.
Wankhede today met National Commission for Scheduled Castes Vice-Chairman Arun Halder and handed over an application.
"After listening to his complaint, I think he is from a Scheduled Caste. He has denied the allegation of any religious conversion," Halder said.
While quoting Wankhede, Halder said, "He (Sameer Wankhede) has submitted all the certificates to me, he told me that he is from Scheduled Caste," Halder said.
Slamming Haldar, Malik said, "Halder ji, you are sitting on a constitutional post, keep the dignity of it."
Addressing the press https://t.co/kpPqSA2hPZ— Nawab Malik نواب ملک नवाब मलिक (@nawabmalikncp) October 31, 2021
He also said that the photo he had posted yesterday was of Wankhede's relative.
Who is this person ?— Nawab Malik نواب ملک नवाब मलिक (@nawabmalikncp) October 30, 2021
What is his relation with Dawood Wankhede and Sameer Dawood Wankhede ?
Please let us know pic.twitter.com/jGBUmLCjPK
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Wankhede had in his letter to the Commission alleged harassment. "I have been risking my life to do good work, but some people abused on the basis of caste and attacking my family, that is why I have come to the National Commission for Scheduled Castes." Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik had accused Wankhede of using forged documents to obtain a government job under the SC category. According to the Maharasthra minister, the NCB Mumbai zone director is a Muslim.
All the allegations made by Malik after the drugs-on-cruise case have been refuted by Wankhede.
(With inputs from agencies)