Mumbai, 13/8: The Maharashtra government’s District Caste Certificate Verification Committee (DCCVC) has given clean chit to high-profile IRS officer Sameer Wankhede, declaring that he belongs to the Mahar community, which comes under Scheduled Caste.
Wankhede, an officer of 2008-batch of Indian Revenue Service (IRS), who was the zonal director with Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Mumbai, and is now attached to the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI).
“Non-applicant Sameer Dnyandev Wankhede is not a Muslim by birth. It is not proved that the non-applicant and his father Dnyandev Wankhede renounced Hinduism and duly converted to Islam. It is proved that the non-applicant and his father-in-law belong to SC, Mahar-37,” according to the order signed by DCCVC-Mumbai president Anita Meshram Wankhede, Member secretary Sunita Mate and member Salima Tadvi.