Anti-drug agency “independent body, has no connection with BJP”: Minister

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale said, “NCB is doing its job properly.”


Refuting Maharashtra minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik’s allegations of links between the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and the BJP, Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Sunday said the anti-drug agency is an independent entity. And its activities have no meaning. Relations with BJP

“NCB is an independent body. It has no relation with BJP. When it comes to its activities and functioning, political parties are completely unrelated and irrelevant. Malik is deliberately making false allegations against BJP. NCB does its work doing it right,” he said. Speaking to ANI, he said.

Nawab Malik on Saturday alleged that there is a relationship between the zonal director of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Mumbai unit and BJP leaders.

“We think there must have been some conversation between Sameer Wankhede and BJP leaders,” he said.

“After the raid on a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast, NCB’s Sameer Wankhede had said that eight to ten people were detained. But the truth is that 11 people were detained. Later, three people were taken into custody. was released; Rishabh Sachdeva, Prateek Gaba and Amir Furniturewala were released,” he claimed.

Malik then questioned on whose instructions the NCB released the three people when a total of 11 people were detained after the cruise ship raids.

An NCB team busted an alleged drugs party on board the Cordelia cruise ship, which was on its way to Goa in the middle of the sea on October 2.

The Narcotics Control Agency on Saturday arrested a drug smuggler after questioning him in a drug-on-cruise case, taking the total number of arrests in the case to 19.

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