Former Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede has claimed that he and his family were receiving threats in the name of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.
Wankhede was booked by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in an alleged bribery probe in the drugs-on-cruise case involving Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan.
According to the report in NDTV, Wankhede thas old Mumbai Police that he was receiving threats through a fake Twitter account.
“He also apprised the police of who would be responsible if he or his family were attacked,” it said.
It added: “Wankhede informed senior officers of Mumbai Police after receiving the threat.”
Further investigation is underway, it said.
Sameer Wankhede has been booked by the CBI for allegedly demanding Rs 25 crore as a bribe for not framing Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan in the drugs-on-cruise case.
It mentioned Sameer Wankhede violated the conduct rules by producing conversations he had with actor Shah Rukh Khan over Aryan Khan's arrest in the drugs-on-cruise case.
"Sameer Wankhade giving chats in the court is against the conduct rules of NCB. How an investigating officer can have such chats with the family of the accused?" the report quoting sources said.