New Delhi: Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, was arrested in 2021 by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) along with a few others in a drug case on a cruise ship. Aryan, his friends Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha were arrested by the NCB on October 3 and booked under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act for conspiracy, possession, sale, purchase and illegal smuggling of banned substances. did.
However, after spending the night in prison, Aryan Khan walks out of Arthur Road Jail on 30 October. Recently, NCB had given a clean chit in this 24-year-old case.
NCB Deputy Director (Operations) Sanjay Singh, who headed the Special Investigation Team (SIT) set up to probe the case, was in touch with Aryan as well as Shahrukh during the probe. She shared the details of her conversation with Aryan Khan and superstar father Shah Rukh Khan in his latest interview with India Today magazine.
Sanjay Singh recalled how Aryan Khan once confronted him by asking, “Sir, you portrayed me as an international drug smuggler, that I finance drug trafficking – are these allegations absurd? No? They didn’t find any drugs on my person that day and still they arrested me. Sir, you have done a lot of wrong to me and ruined my reputation. Why did I have to spend so many weeks in jail – can I Was it really worth it?”
Sanjay said that in one of his conversations, Shah Rukh said, “We are portrayed as some kind of big criminals or demons who are out to destroy the society and we are going to work hard every day.”
Aryan Khan has been given a clean chit by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). Bollywood’s son in the drugs-on-cruise case in which he was arrested last year. Apart from Aryan Khan, 19 other accused were arrested in the case.
Barring two, all the accused are currently out on bail. NCB said in a statement, “Based on an input, NCB Mumbai intercepted Vikrant, Ishmeet, Arbaaz, Aryan and Gomit at International Port Terminal, Mumbai Port Trust, and Nupur, Mohak and Munmam on October 2, 2021.” All the accused persons except Aryan and Mohak were found to be in possession of narcotics.