Seeking the immediate arrest of Fashion TV India chief, Kashiff Khan, Maharashtra Minister, Nawab Mallik on Friday accused him of being the chief organiser of the cruise party which was raided by Narcotics Control Bureau on October 2.
"I have spoken of the 'bearded man' aboard the Cordelia cruise ship, who was dancing with a girl... He is Kashiff Khan, the India chief of Fashion TV channel, who was present on the Mumbai-Goa cruise," Malik told media persons.
The NCP minister further claimed that Kashiff Khan is a close friend of Wankhede who is probing the Cordelia cruise drug case. He also alleged that Kashiff runs drugs, sex, and porn rackets and questioned why NCB local chief Wankhede did not arrest Kashiff when he was the organiser of the October 2 rave party.
"We have also come to know... rather, the NCB has said that they were planning the raids for around a month. During the course of this one month of planning and investigations, was the NCB unaware as to who has actually organised the (rave) party?," Malik asked.
Responding briefly. Wankhede trashed Malik's charges saying: "Its an absolute lie... the law will take its own course."
Malik shared the videos of Khan dancing in that party which was raided by the NCB and among the persons arrested were Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan.
Aryan, along with his friends Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha were granted bail on Thursday by Bombay High Court and are awaiting release from the jail anytime.
Two others secured bail from the Special NDPS Court earlier this week, and another 15 are still in custody in the same case in which Wankhede is under the scanner of the NCB and the Mumbai Police.