Drug raid: Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan arrested by NCB

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Oct 03, 2021, 04:57 PM(IST)

Aryan Khan's screen grabs from a video obtained by Zee Media Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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Soon after his arrest, Aryan Khan was taken to JJ Hospital in Mumbai for medical evaluation. Lawyer Satish Maneshinde, who will reportedly be representing Aryan Khan, has arrived at the NCB office in Mumbai.

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has arrested Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan today.

Lawyer Satish Maneshinde, who will reportedly be representing Aryan Khan, has arrived at the NCB office in Mumbai. 

According to a report by Times Now, Aryan has been arrested under section 27 of the NDPS (Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act). Soon after his arrest, the superstar's son was taken to JJ Hospital in Mumbai for medical evaluation.

On October 2, it was reported that the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) had conducted a raid at a party that was happening on a cruise ship off Mumbai coast. 

Also read: Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan questioned by NCB over drug raid

At the time, it was revealed that a big Bollywood actor's son was detained and being questioned by the NCB. Soon, ANI reported that the actor's son in question was Aryan Khan. 

A tweet by ANI said that eight people--including Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan--are being questioned in connection to the raid at an alleged rave party at a cruise off Mumbai coast. The news was confirmed to the agency by NCB Mumbai Director, Sameer Wankhede.

"We are acting in an impartial manner. In the process, if some connections to Bollywood or rich people emerge, so be it. We have to act within the purview of the law... We have to keep on working in Mumbai. If you look at the data, there must have been more than 300 raids in the last one year. This will continue whether foreign nationals are involved, film industry or rich people are involved," NCB Chief SN Pradhan reportedly told ANI on the seizure of drugs.

On the basis of specific information, the officials of NCB Mumbai conducted a raid on a cruise ship which was bound from Mumbai to Goa on 02.10.2021. During the operation, all suspects, as per the information, were searched for various drugs. Items like MDMA/ Ecstasy, Cocaine, MD (Mephedrone) and charas has been recovered. A total of eight persons, including two women, have been apprehended and their roles are being investigated in relation to the said recovery. NCB Mumbai has registered Crime no. Cr 94/21 in this matter. Further investigation is underway.

On the night of October 2, ANI confirmed the news on Twitter with a post that went as this, "Maharashtra: Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) detained at least 10 persons during a raid conducted at a party being held on a cruise in Mumbai. Details awaited, says the agency."

Reportedly, a source has revealed that the NCB officials had gone through the contents of Aryan's phone to find any direct involvement in the possession or consumption of drugs.

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