That NCB officer who probed Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan drug case is now transferred to Chennai!

Indian Revenue Service officer Sameer Wankhede has been transferred to Chennai from Mumbai. Wankhede was in the spotlight across the country last year as he had headed the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in Mumbai during which he probed the high profile drug racket case.

Under his leadership, the agency has arrested several people including Aryan Khan, the son of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan. Wankhede has now been transferred to the DG Taxpayer Service Directorate in Chennai. He will take up his new role on June 10.

Wankhede is the 2008-batch IRS officer and at the end of his tenure at the NCB, he was transferred to the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in Mumbai earlier this year. It must be noted that four days ago, on May 27, the NCB has filed its charge sheet in the drug case in which Aryan Khan's name was not included. 

Initially, the drug case was probed by Wankhede and it was then taken by the Special Investigation Team (SIT). After the inquiry, NCB's charge sheet has given a clean shit to Aryan Khan. The SIT formed by the NCB has claimed that the probe led by Wankhede had several lapses. Following the development, the Union Home Ministry has ordered the government to initiate a probe into Wankhede's investigation of the case.

Notably, Wankhede's tenure as NCB's zonal director has met with controversy when his probe into the alleged drug case linked to actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death. The order of transferring Wankhede to Chennai was issued on Monday - May 30 and he will be taking up the new role on June 10 at the Taxpayer Service Directorate in the city.