Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officer Sameer Wankhede has submitted documents in support of his claim to be Dalit, belonging to Scheduled Caste category.
The documents were submitted to the National Commission for Scheduled Castes, following allegations against him to have submitted forged documents to claim benefits available to SCs. Maharashtra Minister for Minorities Welfare Nawab Mallik has alleged Wankhede to be Muslim.
Wankhede was in the news for arresting Aryan Khan and others for carrying narcotic drugs and allegedly involved in its trafficking.
Wankhede has also alleged that Mallik is targeting him as he had earlier arrested his (Mallik’s) son-in-law under drug trafficking suspicion. He could not get bail from the court for about eight months.
Meanwhile the National Commission for SCs has sought information from Maharashtra Government about Wankhede’s caste and has also demanded information from marriage registrar.