The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has summoned ‘Badshah’ Shahrukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan in the Mumbai drug bust case on Cordelia Cruises’ Empress ship. Aryan is being questioned in connection with the rave party that was busted on Saturday night after the NCB officials raided a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast.
Sameer Wankhede, Zonal Director of NCB told that Aryan Khan has not been booked on any charges and has not been arrested so far.
Besides Aryan Khan, his close friend Arbaaz Merchant, Munmun Dhamecha, Nupur Sarika, Ismeet Singh, Mohak Jaswal, Vikrant Chhoker and Gomit Chopra are also being questioned.
The investigating agency has also summoned six of the organisers who had planned the cruise party. The event was organised under the supervision of Kashiff Khan, managing director of FTV India. He is also under the scanner and NCB has reached out to him as well.
It is reported that Shahrukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan’s phone has been seized. It is being scanned by the authorities to check any proof of his involvement in the possession or consumption of drugs.
Aryan Khan is the eldest son of Shahrukh Khan and Gauri Khan.
Talking about the raid, NCB said in a statement, “On the basis of specific information, the officials of NCB, Mumbai, conducted a raid on the Cordelia cruise that was bound from Mumbai to Goa on October 2. During the operation, all suspects, as per the information, were searched and various drugs like MDMA/ecstasy, cocaine, MD (mephedrone) and charas were recovered. A total of 8 persons, including 2 females, have been apprehended and their role is being investigated in relation to the said recovery. NCB has registered crime no. Cr 94/21 in this matter. Further investigation is underway.”
Jurgen Bailom, president and CEO of Cordelia Cruises, confirmed the news and said, “These passengers were off-loaded by Cordelia immediately. The sailing of the cruise got delayed because of this.”
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