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NCB officer Sameer Wankhede summoned by Mumbai caste certificate panel

NCP leader and Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik has also alleged that Sameer Wankhede, a Muslim, used a fake caste certificate to secure a government job. File   | Photo Credit: PTI

The Caste Certificate Verification Committee of Mumbai city has summoned controversial Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officer Sameer Wankhede to be present on December 14 to join the ongoing inquiry into his caste certificate.

Bhim Army leader Ashok Kamble had filed the complaint with the Mumbai district caste verification committee against Wankhede for allegedly forging documents and presenting himself as member of the Hindu Mahar (Scheduled Caste) community to secure the government job.

“We presented all the documents to the committee and asked it to take up the matter further. The committee told us that Mr. Wankhede will be asked to depose before it on December 14,” Mr. Kamble said on Wednesday.

NCP leader and Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik has also alleged that Mr. Wankhede, a Muslim, used a fake caste certificate to secure a government job. Mr. Wankhede and his family have denied the allegation.

The first hearing in the matter was held on Tuesday. The complainants, represented by Advocate Nitin Satpute, presented Mr. Wankhede’s caste certificate and attested copies of his birth certificate.

(With inputs from PTI)


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