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NCB Mumbai Zonal Director and team attacked by mob

 

Mumbai: Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Mumbai Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede and his team were attacked by a mob in Mumbai late on Sunday. The incident took place during search operations involving drug peddlers. A First Information Report has been registered under Section 353 Indian Penal Code at the Goregaon police station in the city.

A team of six members of the NCB including Sameer Wankhede were physically assaulted in Goregaon area in Mumbai during the search operations related to drug peddlers. Two NCB officials have sustained injuries.

The team had arrived at the spot on the tip-off from drug peddlers. However, a mob of 50-60 people gathered at the venue to save the alleged drug peddler, and attacked the investigating officials.

Wankhede stated that the Goregaon Police helped the officer escape from the mob. Some members of this group have been taken into custody as Wankhede and other officers successfully identified them.

Wankhede expressed confidence that the drug peddler, whom they sought to arrest, will be arrested. The Goregaon police is investigating the case further.

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