The daddy of the primary spouse of NCB`s Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede on Thursday claimed that he all the time knew the Wankhede household as followers of Islam and that the title of the officer`s father was Dawood.
Speaking to reporters, Dr Zaheed Qureshi stated that when his daughter Shabana married Sameer Wankhede, the latter practised Islam, and would sometimes go to mosques. He additionally stated that he got here learn about Wankhede being a Hindu after a latest controversy over his delivery certificates.
His declare got here towards the backdrop of Maharashtra minister and NCP chief Nawab Malik`s allegations that Sameer Wankhede was born as a Muslim, however solid paperwork, together with a caste certificates, to point out that he belonged to the Hindu SC class to get a job beneath quota after clearing the UPSC examination.
After Malik`s allegation, the NCB officer had stated that his father Dnyandev Kachruji Wankhede was a Hindu and his late mom Zaheeda was a Muslim. He stated his father retired as senior police inspector of the state Excise division, Pune, in June 2007.
“We all the time knew the Wankhede household as followers of Islam. The truth is, I all the time knew Dnyandev as Dawood Wankhede. We agreed to the wedding of my daughter Dr Shabana with Sameer as a result of we had cordial relations along with his late mom Zaheeda,” Dr Qureshi stated.
It was an organized marriage between Dr Shabana and Sameer, which passed off in 2006. Nevertheless, after the divorce, because it was a painful factor for us and we by no means mentioned it and buried it in our minds. We even moved on with our lives, he stated.
When requested about how he got here to learn about Wankhede`s declare of being a Hindu, Qureshi stated, “After the controversy broke out about Sameer Wankhede and his delivery certificates, my household got here to learn about it. The truth is I knew late Zaheeda`s husband`s title as Dawood. I knew Sameer used to go to mosque sometimes.”
Explaining his resolution to interrupt his silence over the matter, he stated, “When Sameer claimed that he has been a Hindu since his delivery, many individuals requested me how did I permit my daughter to marry him (a Hindu). It grew to become a problem of status for me and my household. Therefore I’m making it clear that when the wedding between my daughter Shabana and Sameer Wankhede passed off, the groom was practising Islam. His father`s title was Dawood.”
Two years after Wankhede`s marriage, he had secured a authorities job.
Responding to a query associated to Wankhede searching for a job beneath quota, Qureshi stated, “When Sameer obtained the job, no person inquired how he bagged it. You usually don`t go so deep into another person`s life. In these days, it was not even a follow to search out out whether or not the job is sought by way of some quota or not.”
Responding to the declare made by Sameer Wankhede`s father that his title was Dyandev and never Dawood, he stated, “All of the paperwork proven by Dnyandev Wankhede are earlier than his marriage with Zaheeda. He has not proven any doc after his marriage. He accepted Islam then married to Zaheeda and lived a lifetime of a standard Muslim.”
“I don’t know how our private images and data has come out in media. Now we have performed nothing or didn’t assist anybody for it,” he stated.
Sameer Wankhede had earlier stated that he married Dr Shabana Qureshi in 2006 beneath the Particular Marriage Act. Each of them divorced mutually by way of a civil courtroom in 2016. Later, in 2017, he married actor Kranti Redkar.
On Monday, Malik had claimed that Wankhede is a Muslim by delivery, and alleged that by “hiding” his faith, he (Mr Wankhede) obtained faux paperwork and thru this, the correct of a backward class candidate was snatched.
Nevertheless, Wankhede had stated that he belongs to a “composite, multi-religious and secular household in true Indian custom” and he’s pleased with his heritage.
On Wednesday, the Qazi who had carried out the primary marriage of Sameer Wankhede, claimed the officer belonged to a Muslim household in any other case the “nikah“ wouldn’t have been solemnised as per Islam.
An NCB workforce led by Wankhede earlier this month allegedly seized medication onboard a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast following which Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood famous person Shah Rukh Khan, was arrested on October 3.
Malik has repeatedly termed the cruise medication bust case as “faux”.
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