SRK’s son Aryan Khan among eight arrested after NCB raid on cruise

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Sunday arrested eight persons, including Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, after they were questioned in the wake of Saturday night’s raid on a cruise ship off Mumbai coast, the IndianExpress reported.

Besides Aryan, two others — Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha — were remanded in Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) custody till Monday.

NCB had sought custody of the arrested trio till October 5. Lawyer Satish Maneshinde had pleaded for Aryan’s bail arguing that it was a bailable offence and no contraband had been found in his possession. But the court remanded the trio in custody till Monday.

During the raid, the NCB busted an alleged rave party that was underway, and seized several drugs, including cocaine, mephedrone and ecstasy. An FIR has been registered in the case, according to the IndianExpress.

Besides the three, including Aryan, who were sent to custody till Monday, NCB has also arrested five others — Nupur Sarika, Ismeet Singh, Mohak Jaswal, Vikrant Chhoker and Gomit Chopra — who had been detained earlier. They will be produced in court on Monday.

The NCB officials claimed that a few days ago they had received information about the rave party being organised in the passenger cruise ship which was to leave for Goa on Saturday evening. The officials accordingly booked tickets and boarded the cruise ship disguised as passengers.

An official said that as soon as the cruise left Mumbai those onboard allegedly started consuming drugs, following which NCB officials caught them red-handed, the IndianExpress reported.

The ship’s captain was then asked to take the cruise to the international cruise terminal at Ballard Pier in south Mumbai.

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