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High and low: Sameer Wankhede’s fall from grace
18/05/2023 10:59 PM | Click to read full article
The line between heroism and villainy no longer holds with certainty. The fall from grace of Sameer Wankhede, the former zonal head of the Narcotics Control Bureau, illustrates this point. Sameer had been celebrated by a puritanical constituency after his role in the arrest of Aryan Khan, the son of the actor, Shah Rukh Khan, for allegedly possessing drugs. Now, an investigation by the CBI has revealed a sinister, deeper plot. Mr Wankede has been accused of hatching a plan to extort money from Mr Khan’s family.