The bodyguard to eye witness of the Mumbai Drug Bust Case KP Gosavi, Prabhakar Sail filed an affidavit a day before leveling serious allegations against NCB and its Zonal Chief Sameer Wankhede accusing him of receiving payoff in the cruise liner drug raid which also led to the arrest of Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan. A day after filing the affidavit, he was provided police protection by the MVA government.
Gosavi, who had gone into hiding since the NCP minister Nawab Malik accused the former of having criminal charges registered against his name, emerged yesterday and nullified all the allegations, including those of extortion and meeting with SRK’s manager Pooja Dadlani.
He was quoted telling ANI he would surrender “in half an hour outside Maharashtra”.
KP Gosavi clarified that the selfie with Aryan Khan,that went Viral post October 2, was taken on the cruise terminal and not at the NCB office. He also informed that he received the information about drugs racket from a source and passed on the same to NCB.
Gosavi runs a private detective company and is one of the independent witnesses in the case. He has offences of cheating registered against his name in Thane and Pune. In an interview Gosavi said that he was in Mumbai till October 6 but had to go in hiding as he started getting threat calls.
While recalling the events that took place at Cruise Gosavi said that the moment he was informed about drugs racket, he informed the same to NCB and when he went to cruise, he first met VV Singh, NCB Superintendent and later NCB Zonal Chief Sameer Wankhede. Until then, he didn’t know about Wankhede. Meanwhile Sail confirmed that in early hours of October 3, when he was escorting Gosavi, he heard him discussing a demand of Rs. 25 Crore and his willingness to settle at Rs. 18 crore, of which Rs. 8 crore were allegedly to be paid to Wankhede.
Maharashtra’s Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil said on Monday, “We have gone through Prabhakar Sail’s affidavit”, in which he has levelled allegations against NCB. Walse Patil said “He has said he fears for his life. We have given him police protection as his wish.” On Monday, Sail visited the Mumbai Police headquarters to register complaint against NCB where he was asked to reach out to Sahar Police Station, under whose jurisdiction he stays.