The caste verification committee has certified Sameer Wankhede’s caste certificate as valid.
While rejecting the complaint lodged by former minister Nawab Malik against Wankhded, former Regional Director of Narcotic Control Bureau, the Committee stated that there is no evidence that Wankhede was a Muslim.
Malik had charged Wankhede of using his caste certificate as Hindu Mahar (under SC category) for his appointment as a government officer.
Wankhede’s name came into the limelight following a raid on a Cruze and seizing banned narcotics from a few persons aboard.
The decision is a big relief to Wankhede.