The NCB’s Narcotics Control Bureau, which raided a party that was being held on a cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai yesterday, nabbed Aryan Khan, son of Shah Rukh Khan, yesterday.
An anti-drugs agency was granted custody of the 23-year-old yesterday after he was presented to the court on Sunday evening.
An NCB raid on Sunday found 13 grams of cocaine, 22 pills of MDMA, 21 grams of charas, and five grams of MD. Aryan Khan is accused of having purchased, possessed, and used banned materials, it added.
Satish Maneshinde, Aryan Khan’s attorney, said that the arrest was based only on chat messages and demanded bail. There was no ticket, no cabin, and no seat for Aryan on the cruise. The invitation had brought him there. There was no boarding pass for him. A search of him has turned up nothing. During the chat, he was arrested.”
Along with Aryan Khan, a total of seven other people were arrested from the ship – Munmun Dhamecha, Ismeet Singh, Nupur Sarika, Mohak Jaswal, Gomit Chopra, Vikrant Chhoker, Arbaaz Merchant.
NCB sources have stated that a team of agents boarded the Goa-bound ship Saturday morning disguised as passengers. Party began after the ship was at sea after it left Mumbai, according to officials. Raids began at 10 a.m. and lasted until 2 p.m., the report stated.
During the search, different types of drugs were found hidden in the suspects’ clothing, undergarments and purses, an NCB official said to PTI news agency. The cruise company stated that it had no involvement with the incident in a statement on Sunday.