The legal battle between the NCB officer Sameer Wankhede and the NCP Leader Nawab Malik has taken another interesting turn with Malik claiming Wankhede to be a Muslim by birth and taking advantage of this to be an IRS Officer, depriving other minority community candidates of the same post.
Malik claimed that Sameer Wankhede is actually Sameer Dawood Wankhede whose complete family is Muslim. The NCP leader posted a string of posts claiming Wankhede’s original identity.
He also added that by doing this, he isn’t trying to shame any religion but he is only trying to expose the “fraudulent” nature of the NCB zonal director.
He said that Wankhede married his first wife, Dr. Shabana Qureshi in a mosque and shared his picture of the Nikaah Nama. Malik further shared his Nikaah certificate telling the world the meher amount to be Rs. 33,000.
Some media officials even interviewed the Qazi who is said to solemnize their marriage. He claimed that Sameer Wankhede is lying and hiding his religion. He said Sameer and his entire family told and presented proof that they are Muslims and only then did he proceed with their Nikaah.
Photo of a Sweet Couple
Sameer Dawood Wankhede and Dr. Shabana Qureshi pic.twitter.com/kcWAHgagQy
— Nawab Malik نواب ملک नवाब मलिक (@nawabmalikncp) October 27, 2021
Malik even shared Wankhede’s birth certificate which had Sameer Wankhede’s name as Sameer Dawood Wankhede. He tweeted on the same saying that this is when Sameer Wankhede started with his fraud.
On this, Sameer Wankhede’s father had reacted saying that he has been a Dalit all his life since birth and belongs to a Hindu family, then how can my son be a Muslim. He then said that Malik should think first and then say something.
#WATCH | We never denied anything, but can't bear lies…Both of them belonged to different religions… and married under Special Marriage Act. We have legal documents, how is this forgery. It's clearly written here that he is a Hindu: Kranti, NCB officer Sameer Wankhede's wife pic.twitter.com/uSYd6pk4sJ
— ANI (@ANI) October 27, 2021
In a similar vein, Wankhede’s wife, the Marathi actress, Kranti Redkar has been enraged about the same and has given a befitting reply tweeting that they both belong to Hindu families and respect every religion.
She further added that her father-in-law got married to her Muslim mother-in-law but she is no more and that Sameer’s last marriage was under the Special Marriage Act, where he got divorced in 2016, but theirs has been under the Hindu Marriage Act 2017.
Me n my Husband Sameer r born Hindus.We hv never converted to any other religion.V respect all religions.Sameer’s father too is hindu married to my Muslim Mom in law who is no more.Sameer’s ex-marriage ws under special marriage act,divorced in 2016.Ours in hindu marriage act 2017 pic.twitter.com/BDQsyuvuI7
— Kranti Redkar Wankhede (@KrantiRedkar) October 25, 2021
This came after Malik’s claim of Wankhede’s “extortion” of money from people, which he says that he received a letter from an NCB official itself. Wankhede, on the other hand, has said that he will revert back with a legal reply to Malik.
Wankhede has rubbished all these claims of Malik against him and has said that he is being targetted unnecessarily. Wankhede recently moved the special court with an affidavit related to the extortion claims made by Nawab Malik but has failed to get relief on the same.
While NCB has said that no action will be taken as per the organization’s guidelines, Wankhede’s affidavit barring any court to take cognizance over any document by Sail has been rejected, with the supreme court saying that the court cannot pass any such “blanket order”.