NCB Questions Shah Rukh Khan’s Son Aryan Khan in Mumbai Cruise Drugs Case
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan is facing a series of questions by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). The NCB is questioning the elder son of King Khan for the drug bust case which happened on Cordelia Cruises’ Empress ship.
The NCB cornered Aryan Khan and have started questioning him about his connection with the rave party that was busted on Saturday night. As per recent news, Aryan Khan is charges free and has not been booked yet. Zonal Director of NCB, Sameer Wankhede said that his arrest has been precluded as the NCB is still searching for evidence.
Aryan Khan was not the only one to be caught in the probe, his close friend Arbaaz Merchant, Nupur Sarika, Mohak Jaswal, Munmun Dhamecha, Vikrant Chhoker, Gomit Chopra, and Ismeet Singh are also being questioned.
There were six organizers responsible for planning the cruise party and the NCB summoned all six of them together. This event was organized under the supervision of Kashiff Khan who is the managing director of FTV India. He is also under the scanner after the NCB has reached out to him.
According to some sources, Aryan Khan’s mobile phone has been seized by the NCB for scanning purposes by the authorities. The authorities want to confirm any clue pointing towards his involvement in the possession or consumption of drugs.
First of all, the NCB is going through all his personal chats and messages received on phone. For those who don’t know, Aryan Khan is the eldest son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan. Besides Aryan Khan, the couple has a daughter, Suhana Khan, and another son, AbRam Khan.
What NCB Has to Say on Recovery of Drugs?
NCB has recovered certain drugs from the cruise like cocaine, ecstasy, charas, and mephedrone. In addition, a case has already been registered. The agency did mention eight suspects in its statement, out of which two are women. They have been arrested and their involvement is under investigation.
“On the basis of particular details, the officials of NCB, Mumbai, on October 2, conducted a raid on the Cordelia cruise which was sailing from Mumbai to Goa. As per the information, all suspects and drugs like MDMA/ecstasy, cocaine, charas, and MD (mephedrone) were searched and recovered.”
“A total of 8 people, out of which two are women, have been arrested and their role is under investigation in relation to the drugs found on the cruise. NCB has registered crime no. 94/21 in this matter. The agency will go into the depth and will report to the public as soon as possible,” the NCB said.
According to the president and CEO of Cordelia Cruises, Jurgen Bailom‘s statement, he confirmed that drugs have been found by the narcotics department in some of the passenger’s luggage. “These passengers were asked to get off the cruise immediately. That is why, the sailing of the cruise got delayed,” he said.
How NCB Busted the Rave Party?
The cruise was departing for a three-day ‘musical voyage’ with people from Bollywood, fashion, and the business sectors. The rave party started once the cruise left the coast of Mumbai and reached mid-sea.
Meanwhile, zonal director Sameer Wankhede, who was disguised as a passenger himself, attended the party too. It was a Saturday night when the NCB conducted the raid following a tip-off that a few passengers are carrying banned drugs with them.
What Events Were Planned on the Cruise Ship?
According to the details of the event, the cruise was scheduled to depart at 2 pm from the Mumbai coast and return by 10 am on October 4 after sailing in the Arabian Sea. FashionTV India was the official organizer of the event named Cray’Ark, with Namascray onboard the Cordelia, an Indian cruise liner.
In fact, the event managers of the cruise circulated a document called the Crayark Bible and there was no mentioning of “no drugs or illegal substances” in it. On the first day of the schedule, the organizers planned musical performances by Miami-based DJ Stan Kolev along with famous DJs Browncoat, Bullzeye, and Deepesh Sharma.
On Day 2, the organizers planned an FTV pool party from 1 pm to 8 pm for their guests. For the pool party, Raoul K, a DJ from Ivory Coast, was invited to perform along with Indian DJ Kohra and Moroccan artist Kayza.
After 8 pm, FTV’s Champagne all-black party was planned for the special guests. Later, from 10 pm to 7 am, electronic music circuits by HOSH Space Motion and others were supposed to perform for the special guests.