Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s 23-year-old son Aryan Khan became arrested together with seven others on Sunday following a raid at a celebration on a cruise deliver off the coast of Mumbai the preceding night time by the Narcotics Control Bureau or NCB. Shah Rukh Khan was visible leaving his home and heading for his lawyer’s workplace quickly earlier than the arrest became confirmed. Aryan Khan became additionally visible in a viral video on social media allegedly shot after the raids.
The high-profile raid yielded thirteen grams of cocaine, 21 grams of charas, 22 tablets of MDMA and five grams of MD in all, the NCB has said. The charges added towards Aryan Khan consist of purchase, ownership and use of banned substances, it added. He was produced in court within the evening wherein the organizations became granted custody of those arrested until Monday.
Aryan Khan’s attorney Satish Maneshinde demanded bail, pronouncing that his consumers were arrested handiest on the idea of chat messages. “Aryan had no ticket, no cabin or seat on board the cruise. He turned in there due to the fact he had been invited. He did not actually have a boarding pass. Nothing has been located on him. He became arrested on the idea of chatting simplest.” Besides Aryan Khan, the NCB had in advance launched the names of the seven those who were detained for wondering from the ship – Munmun Dhamecha, Nupur Sarika, Ismeet Singh, Mohak Jaswal, Vikrant Chhoker, Gomit Chopra, Arbaaz Merchant.
The NCB group boarded the Goa-sure delivery disguised as passengers on Saturday morning, reassets said. According to officials, the celebration started out after the delivery left Mumbai and changed into at sea. The raids started at 10 am and went on until 2 pm, it said. During the operation, the suspects have been searched and distinct tablets had been recovered from them, which they'd hidden in their clothes, undergarments and purses, an NCB respectable informed information organization PTI.
The cruise employer in a declaration on Sunday stated it had not anything to do with the incident. “Cordelia Cruises is in no way, immediately or indirectly, linked to this incident. Cordelia Cruises had chartered its delivery for a personal occasion to a Delhi-primarily based totally occasion control business enterprise,” Jurgen Bailom, Chief Executive Officer and President, Waterways Leisure Tourism Pvt Ltd stated in an assertion. “We, at Cordelia Cruises, condemn all acts which includes those and could strictly chorus from letting our delivery out for comparable activities withinside the future. Nonetheless, Cordelia Cruises is extending our complete assistance and cooperating with the authorities,”
it added. The Congress, which is a part of the ruling coalition in Maharashtra, on Sunday alleged that the raid and next motion changed into an attempt to divert interest from the “actual issue” of the medicine seizure at Mundra port in Gujarat. The Narcotics Control Bureau has stepped up motion on anti-tablets instances due to the fact finally following the demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput and a wide-ranging research into alleged drug abuse. The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence had additionally seized nearly 3,000 kg of heroin at Gujarat’s Mundra port early last month, and recovered around 37 kg of the narcotic drug, together with cocaine – or substance suspected to be the contraband items – from Delhi and Noida in Uttar Pradesh.
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