Mumbai, Oct. 25 -- A day after a key witness in the cruise drug bust case, Prabhakar Sail, levelled allegations against NCB sleuths, ruling parties have demanded for a high-level inquiry, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has asked for a CBI inquiry into the claims, saying the ruling parties were behind the retraction of the witness.

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Monday lauded the "bravery" of Sail and demanded security as he is a key witness in the case. The Sena leader also demanded a probe by a special investigation team (SIT) on the recent developments, stating it was a conspiracy to defame Maharashtra by BJP and central agencies "under the garb of nationalism".

Sail, on Sunday alleged that he was made to sign on blank papers...