Witness Of Cruise Drug Case Dies, Maharashtra Orders Probe
- The death of a witness in Mumbai Cruise Drug Case will be investigated.
- Prabhakar Sail, 37, died at his house in Mumbai's Chembur on Friday evening.
- Sail claimed to be the bodyguard of NCB witness KP Gosavi.
Mumbai: Prabhakar Sail, an independent witness of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in the drugs-on-cruise case involving Aryan Khan, died of a heart attack at his residence in Mumbai, police said today. “Prabhakar Sail, 37, died of a heart attack at his house in Mahul (Chembur) on Friday evening,” a police official told.
Prabhakar Sail, who claimed to be the bodyguard of NCB witness KP Gosavi, had alleged in an affidavit that he had heard Mr Gosavi discuss a Rs 25 crore pay-off deal after Aryan Khan was arrested during a raid on a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast on October 3rd last year. The death of Prabhakar Sail an independent witness of the anti-drugs agency Narcotics Control Bureau in the drugs-on-cruise case involving Aryan Khan – will be probed, said Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil.
“How could such a strong and healthy man die suddenly?” said the minister, informing the state Director General of Police will investigate the case. Sail’s lawyer Tushar Khandare confirmed that Sail died after he suffered a heart attack and that his family members do not suspect any foul play. Sail, who claimed to be the personal bodyguard of Kiran Gosavi – another witness of NCB – was rushed to the civic-run Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar, where he was declared brought dead, he said.