Aryan Khan, the son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, appeared in court in Mumbai this afternoon, a day after the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) seized him and seven others during a raid on a party on a cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai. The 23-year-old appeared in court on Sunday evening, when the anti-drug agency was granted custody of those detained until today.The high-profile operation on Sunday yielded 13 grammes of cocaine, 21 grammes of charas, 22 tablets of MDMA, and 5 grammes of MD, according to the NCB. According to the article, Aryan Khan has been accused of purchasing, possessing, and using illegal narcotics.
Aryan Khan’s lawyer, Satish Maneshinde, has requested bail, alleging that his client was detained purely on the basis of chat discussions. “Aryan did not have a ticket, a cabin, or a spot aboard the ship.” He had been invited, therefore he was present. He did not even have a boarding permit to his name. Nothing has been discovered about him. He was detained based only on a conversation.”
Munmun Dhamecha, Nupur Sarika, Ismeet Singh, Mohak Jaswal, Vikrant Chhoker, Gomit Chopra, and Arbaaz Merchant were among the seven persons detained by the anti-drug agency on the ship.
During the operation, the suspects were searched, and various narcotics were discovered in their clothing, underwear, and handbags, according to an NCB official who spoke to news agency PTI. In a statement released on Sunday, the cruise company stated that it had no involvement in the incident.
On Sunday, NCB Director SN Pradhan stated that the agency is investigating a “Bollywood connection” as well as a wider drugs nexus. “There is a Bollywood link, and we are looking into it from all sides,” Pradhan said, adding that the agency will conduct its investigation in a professional manner. “We are looking into the main supplier as well as the whole cartel engaged in this narcotics case.”