Oct 3, 2021: Narcotics Control Bureau officials have arrested and detained for questioning, the King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan’s eldest son, Aryan Khan, in a drug case after a raid on a party.
According to the Times of India, Aryan was taken into custody by the NCB after raiding a party on a cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai on Saturday night. According to India Today, NCB officials are questioning Aryan in a drug case. However, media quoted a senior NCB official as saying that Khan’s son had not been charged with any crime.
Meanwhile, the mobile phone of young Khan has also been confiscated and officials are checking the device to ascertain any indication of his involvement in the possession or usage of drugs at the rave party.
A statement issued by the Indian Narcotics Control Bureau cited “On the basis of specific information, officials of NCB Mumbai conducted a raid on Cordelia cruise, which was bound from Mumbai to Goa on 02.10.2021. During the operation, all suspects as per the information were searched and various drugs like MDMA/ Ecstasy, Cocaine, MD (Mephedrone) and Hashish have been recovered.”
It further added “A total of 8 persons, including 2 females, have been apprehended and their role being investigated in relation to the said recovery. NCB Mumbai has registered Crime no. Cr 94/21 in this matter. Further investigation is underway”.
Nine others including three girls, amongst them daughters of some of the prominent businessmen, have also been detained in the same case.
Meanwhile, authorities have also summoned the organisers of the cruise party for investigation.
Some reports quoting sources said Khan could be charged under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985 if the Indian federal law enforcement officials find his involvement.
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