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BJP leader Mohit Bharatiya’s relative was freed by NCB in Mumbai drug case, claims NCP’s Nawab Malik


The brother-in-law of Bharatiya Janata Party leader Mohit Bharatiya was detained and then released by the Narcotics Control Bureau after it conducted a raid on a cruise ship off Mumbai on October 3 and seized drugs, claimed Nationalist Congress Party spokesperson Nawab Malik on Saturday, reported India Today.

Mohit Bharatiya was earlier called Mohit Kamboj but he changed his name.

“Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede gave vague statements about the number of people detained after the raid,” Malik claimed at a press briefing. “He said 8-10 people were detained… As per information with local police, 11 people were detained, but by morning the number came down to eight. Three people were let off.”

Malik claimed that those who were let go off are Rishabh Sachdev, Bharatiya’s brother-in-law, and two others identified as Pratik Gaba and Amir Furniturewala.

The spokesperson had made these claims on Thursday but at the time had not identified the BJP leader. Malik said that he would provide evidence for his claims the next day at a press briefing. However, he moved the briefing to Saturday, saying that he was collecting more information “to expose the wrongdoings”.

The case pertains to a Narcotics Control Bureau raid on October 3 during which eight people, including actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, were detained. Khan and others…

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