According to the reports of Koimoi, Dhyandev Wankhede, Sameer Wankhede’s father, recently filed a police complaint alleging public slander and criminal intimidation against National Congress Party (NCP) minister Nawab Malik. He requested that a FIR be filed against the NCP leader for making false claims and making disparaging statements about his family. Dhyandev Wankhede filed a formal complaint with the Oshiwara division, alleging that the SC/ST act had been broken.
Senior Wankhede also filed a defamation suit against Nawab Malik in the amount of Rs. 1.25 crores for his false allegations on social media. He said Malik stalked and used his daughter Yasmeen’s photos from social media without permission for “personal grudge.” He further claimed that the NCP leader was threatening his family and intervening in the drug case of his son-in-law Sameer Khan, who was sentenced to prison earlier this year and is set to be released in September 2021.
In the lawsuit, Sameer Wankhede’s father stated that they were members of the Mahar group, which falls under the Scheduled Caste category, and hence must be protected under the Prevention of Atrocities against SC/ST Act. He further stated that the individual must be charged under the IPC, namely section 503, which deals with criminal intimidation.
In his complaint, he stated that he has “strong evidence” to back up his claims, which included multiple social media posts by the NCP member. The family has approached the authorities, according to the assistant commissioner of police, and they are doing additional inquiry. Dhyandev Wankhede levelled claims against Nawab Malik, which he categorically refuted.
Sameer Wankhede, was previously slammed by the politician for raiding the cruise ship, which included actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan and others. He labelled the raid “false” and alleged that Sameer Wankhede obtained a government job through the use of forged documents. The minister had previously accused the Wankhede family of extortion, which the complainant claims was unfounded.