Kranti Redkar, wife of NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede, claims her husband’s campaign is against narcotics, not religion or caste. Kranti Redkar claimed Sameer Wankhede’s resolve hasn’t weakened in the aftermath of the recent attack on her spouse and family.
“Sameer Wankhede’s struggle is against drugs, not religion or caste,” says the author. With everything our family has been through in the last several days, his determination hasn’t weakened. People are attempting to bring him down, but he will not be brought down, or else people would lose faith in the agency,” Kranti Redkar stated.
Kranti Redkar met Union minister and RPI leader Ramdas Athawale in Mumbai on October 31 with her father-in-law Dnyandev Kachruji Wankhede. They allegedly handed Athwale several documents, alleging that cabinet minister Nawab Malik’s charges were unfounded.
Kranti Redkar told India Today TV that she had previously written to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray as well.
“It’s a struggle for justice,” she says. Yes, I wrote to the chief minister requesting assistance, and if I receive a call, I will go meet with him. But for the time being, I would refrain from commenting on Nawab Malik’s multiple charges,” she continued.
Meanwhile, Dnyandev Kachruji Wankhede said he was seeking the Union minister’s backing because he is a Dalit who wants to combat injustice and his family’s unfair targeting.
He also stated that he has presented the Union minister his original paperwork in order to explain his situation. “We are Dalits,” says the narrator. It was our right to do what we were being accused of. Nawab Malik has no right to slander us. “He’s doing this just because my son arrested his son-in-law,” he stated.
“Yes, I did marry a Muslim woman,” Dnyandev Kachruji Wankhede claimed when asked about the Nikahnama paperwork. Nikahnama isn’t a hoax. My wife belonged to the Muslim faith. I didn’t pay attention to the document because it had been prepared ahead of time. I’ve never modified my religious beliefs. I am a Dalit who believes in Ambedkar.”
Nawab Malik’s statements, according to Ramdas Athawale
NCP leader Nawab Malik’s claims against Sameer Wankhede were unfounded, according to Union minister Ramdas Athawale, who visited Kranti Redkar and Sameer Wankhede’s father at his Mumbai apartment.
“Nawab Malik is accusing Sameer Wankhede of a slew of unfounded charges. They are making a mockery of our neighbourhood. Dawood isn’t Sameer’s father’s name. Because his son-in-law was incarcerated in a narcotics case, Nawab Malik is making accusations. Dnyandev Kachruji Wankhede and Kranti Redkar have come to see me. They are being treated unfairly. As a result, I felt compelled to speak up and support them,” he explained.
What was Nawab Malik’s reaction?
Nawab Malik, a Maharashtra minister, claimed he had been urged by several people not to speak on the drug problem.
“The whole thing started with the caste certificate problem. My son-in-law was held in detention so that if I spoke up again, no one would believe me. Nothing could be more terrible than if Athawale is standing by him and a Dalit’s right has been taken away.”
He said, “Attempts were made to quiet my voice. I was advised that narcotics are worth a lot of money and that my life may be jeopardised. But, as I’ve already stated, I’ll see this through to its logical conclusion.”