Narcotics Control Bureau: Shah Rukh Khan’s son in court over drug case
It will be Recalled that, Aryan Khan, 23, son of bollywood megastar, Shah Rukh Khan, seven others were arrested following a raid at a party on a cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).
According to reports Aryan was taken to a court in Mumbai yesterday afternoon.
He was produced in court on Sunday evening where NCB was granted custody of those arrested till today.
The NCB has registered a case under several sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985, after officers seized 13 gm of cocaine, 21gm of charas or hashish, 22 pills of MDMA (ecstasy), 5gm mephedrone and cash worth ₹1.33 lakh at International Cruise Terminal, Green Gate Mumbai.
Aryan Khan’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde demanded bail, saying that his client had been arrested only on the basis of chat messages. “Aryan had no ticket, no cabin or seat on board the cruise. He was there because he had been invited.
He didn’t even have a boarding pass. Nothing has been found on him. He was arrested on the basis of chat only.”
Besides Aryan Khan, the anti-drugs agency arrested seven others who were detained from the ship – Munmun Dhamecha, Nupur Sarika, Ismeet Singh, Mohak Jaswal, Vikrant Chhoker, Gomit Chopra, Arbaaz Merchant.
The NCB team boarded the Goa-bound ship disguised as passengers on Saturday morning, sources said. According to officials, the party began after the ship left Mumbai and was at sea. The raids began at 10 am and went on till 2 pm, it said.
During the operation, the suspects were searched and different drugs were recovered from them, which they had hidden in their clothes, undergarments and purses.