Sameer Wankhede, the head of the Narcotics Control Bureau in Mumbai when the NCB arrested several people, including superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan, in the infamous drugs-on-cruise case last year, was transferred to the DG Taxpayer Service Directorate in Chennai on Monday, according to an official.
The NCB, which recently issued a charge sheet in the drugs-on-cruise case, cleared Aryan Khan, while an anti-drug agency SIT found flaws in the investigation undertaken by Wankhede.
The IRS officer from the 2008 batch was transferred to the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence in Mumbai early this year after his time at the NCB came to an end.
Wankhede is expected to start his new job in Chennai on June 10, according to the official.
During his time as Mumbai NCB zonal director, the controversial officer was also in the spotlight for his investigation into the suspected narcotics case linked to actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.