Mumbai: Thirteen grams of cocaine, 21 grams of charas, 22 pills of MDMA and 5 grams of MD were recovered from the Narcotics Control Bureau’s (NCB) drug raid that led to the arrest of actor Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan’s 23-year-old son Aryan.
The charges levelled against Aryan Khan are purchase, possession and use of banned substances, the NCB said. The star kid was also seen in a viral video on social media allegedly shot after the raids.
The NCB arrested Aryan Khan on Sunday along with seven others after a raid at a party on a cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai last night.
The King of Bollywood was witnessed leaving his Bandra home for his lawyer’s office shortly before the confirmation of the arrest.
It was learnt from NDTV’s sources that the NCB team got aboard the Goa-bound ship in disguise of passengers. The party apparently started after the ship left Mumbai.
The suspects were thoroughly searched during the raid and various drugs were recovered from hidden clothes, undergarments and purses, an NCB official was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
“Their statements are being recorded. Based on the facts, arrests will be made and the accused will be produced in the NDPS court,” a senior NCB officer was quoted as saying by NDTV.
The cruise company washed off their hands about the incident via a statement on Sunday saying it had nothing to do with the matter.
“Cordelia Cruises is in no way, directly or indirectly, connected to this incident. Cordelia Cruises had chartered its ship for a private event to a Delhi-based event management company,” Chief Executive Officer and President, Waterways Leisure Tourism Pvt Ltd, Jurgen Bailom said via the statement.
“We, at Cordelia Cruises, condemn all acts such as these and will strictly refrain from letting our ship out for similar events in the future. Nonetheless, Cordelia Cruises is extending our full support and cooperating with the authorities,” the statement added.
Aryan was produced in court and the NCB sought custody Aryan Khan, two others till October 5. Responding, Aryan Khan’s lawyer said that offences were bailable, and urged the court to grant one-day police custody.
Aryan Khan and 2 others were later granted one-day NCB custody.