Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan gets clean chit in drugs-on-cruise case
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In the drugs-on-cruise case, the Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan son Aryan Khan has reportedly got a clean chit from the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).
The 24-year-old star kid’s name is not included in the charge sheet filed by the agency in the case along with four others.
Taking to Twitter, Asian News International wrote, “Cruise drug bust case | All the accused persons were found in possession of Narcotics except Aryan and Mohak, reads a statement of Sanjay Kumar Singh, DDG (Operations), NCB.”
“A complaint against 14 persons under various sections of the NDPS Act is being filed. Complaint against rest six persons is not being filed due to a lack of evidence: Sanjay Kumar Singh, DDG (Operations), NCB,” their next tweet read.
According to Pinkvilla, the NCB suspended two officers for negligence a few weeks earlier and one of them was involved in Aryan’s case. The Hindustan Times said 14 others were also given clean chits in the case. A special investigation team reexamined the case and found that there was not enough evidence to pursue it.
The Bollywood superstar's son was taken into custody by the NCB after a raid on a cruise ship in Mumbai on October 3, 2021, along with two others and charged with possession of narcotics. He was remanded into NCB custody till October 7 and presented in court multiple times but his bail plea was rejected each time. He then approached the Bombay High Court and was granted relief after three straight days of hearings.
The NCB said it recovered 13 grams of cocaine, five grams of MD, 21 grams of charas and 22 pills of MDMA, and 133,000 INR during the raid, however, none of the recovered narcotics were in Aryan’s possession. The NCB argued that that was immaterial and said he was a “regular consumer of drugs” according to his WhatsApp conversations. Aryan's lawyer, on the other hand, contended that the conversations were taken out of context and did not relate to the use of drugs.