Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood celebrity Shah Rukh Khan has been detained by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on the 3rd of October. The NCB seized drugs last night on a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast and is questioning Aryan Khan in connection with the rave party on the Cordelia cruise that departed from Mumbai.
Aryan Khan is neither arrested nor booked on any charges as per Zonal Director of NCB, Sameer Wankhede. CN Pradhan, chief of NCB said, “It’s a result of a painstaking investigation that went on for two weeks. We acted on specific intelligence inputs, involvement of some Bollywood links has come to light.”
Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan Detained, Likely to be arrested
The NCB officials found drugs like Cocaine, Hashish, and MD when they raided Cordelia cruise after its departure on Saturday to Goa. NCB’s Mumbai zonal director received a tip-off, post which they disguised themselves as passengers and boarded the ship. The party started when the ship departed from the shores of Mumbai and was mid-sea according to sources.
It was a three-day cruise journey. As per the itinerary, the cruise was about to depart from Mumbai shores at 2 pm and return on 4th October at 10 am after sailing in the Arabian Sea. FashionTV India with Namascray has organized the event and named it Cray’Ark.
Eight persons — Aryaan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant, Munmun Dhamecha, Nupur Sarika, Ismeet Singh, Mohak Jaswal, Vikrant Chhoker, Gomit Chopra — are being questioned in connection with the raid at an alleged rave party at a cruise off Mumbai coast: NCB Mumbai Director Sameer Wankhede pic.twitter.com/KauOH2ULts
— ANI (@ANI) October 3, 2021
Drugs were being consumed while the party was going on. NCB officials who were there on the ship disguised as passengers started conducting searches and arrested people who were consuming drugs and also seized the contraband.
As per the NCB team, one lakh rupees is just the entry fee for this party. The cruise has a strict list of do’s and don’ts. However, seems like it was just on paper as rules were violated blatantly.
Aryan Khan is the first child of Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan. He has two siblings Suhana Khan and AbRam. In the year 2019, Aryan Khan had dubbed the Hindi version of The Lion King.
In a joint operation carried out by NCB’s Mumbai and Goa teams last week, they have arrested Agisilaos Demetriades who is the brother-in-law of Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal in connection with a drugs case. Agisilaos Demetriades, a South African national, is a serial offender as he was arrested last year by the NCB as part of the agency’s probe into the alleged drug use in the film industry.
After the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June 2020, an investigation was launched by the NCB team into the alleged drug use in the glamour industry.
Sushant Singh Rajput’s friend Rhea Chakraborty, and her brother Showik were arrested by the central agency last year under different sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. Rhea Chakraborty and few others were later released on bail.
This incident has once again given sleepless nights to the Bollywood industry as the NCB team has detained the following persons along with Aryan Khan.
1) Munmun Dhamecha
2) Nupur Sarika
3) Ismeet Singh
4) Mohak Jaswal
5) Vikrant Chhoker
6) Gomit Chopra
7) Arbaaz Merchant
Well, we need to keep our fingers crossed to know what is in store for Aryan Khan in the time ahead!