Sameer Wankhede, NCB’s Zonal Director, is married to Kranti Redkar, a well-known personality in the Marathi business. For the uninitiated, Wankhede is now working on Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan’s high-profile alleged narcotics case. Kranti recently spoke out about the allegations levelled against her husband and NCB officer by many political sources, saying that “they cannot digest an honest officer.”
When asked about her thoughts on the rumours surrounding Sameer, including if he took a bribe and travelled abroad, she said, “Arre! Why would we go to Maldives after he got Rs 8 crores? We should think of settling in London, buy a house and start a business and plan something better for us.” She even inquired as to why Sameer had not been charged with extortion prior to this case. The charges that have surfaced have concerned Kranti. She believes the claims have been brought up just to “tarnish Sameer’s pristine reputation as a law enforcement officer.”
Kranti further added, “They are probably doing it because they want him out of the NCB. They want him to resign and that is what those people desire. They cannot digest an honest officer and prefer those who can be bribed and kept in their pocket. But here is an officer who is challenging the system and anyone who goes against the so-called biggies is bound to get targeted.”
When asked if she had a message for Sameer, Kranti replied she just wants to advise him to be strong because while certain individuals in society may not support him, the rest of the country does.