PIL filed in HC seeking directions to restrain NCP leader Nawab Malik
NCP leader Nawab Malik has made allegations against NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede for fabricating caste certificate to get job in government service. He also leveled corruption charges against him
Mumbai: Public Interest Litigation petition has been filed in the Bombay High Court seeking directions to restrain Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik from making malicious allegations against officers of Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB to demoralize the agency.
Mumbai based businessman filed PIL seeking directions to restrain Mr. Malik from giving statements against NCB top official Sameer Wankhede and his family members.
Petitioner has submitted that with a mal intention, the minister has been making statements against NCB officials, it has demoralized them. NCB is taking steps to prevent consumption and drug trafficking in Maharashtra. The petition was filed through the advocate Ashok Saraogi.
NCB has proved to be the most efficient agency under the supervision of able officer Sameer Wankhede, stated in the petition. Petitioner further submitted that any grievance against Wankhede, Mr. Malik has the liberty to proceed with legal proceedings against him, but making baseless allegations before the public has damaged the reputation of the institution, he pointed out.
The PIL pointed out that while the press has the liberty to publish articles pertaining to the court proceedings, it cannot be utilised for demoralising an officer who is working for the interest of the State and society at large, reported in Bar and Bench.