Aryan Khan was sent to custody till October 7 in a drugs case that is being probed by the Narcotics Control Bureau. He was arrested on October 3 and sent to one-day custody, which was further extended by court. The star kid and seven others were arrested after cops seized drugs from a cruise party which was attended by them. Aryan Khan is represented by senior advocate Satish Manshinde, who argued that he was not found in possession of banned substances. However, the Additional Solicitor General of India reportedly argued that shocking and incriminating material was found from Aryan Khan’s mobile and they asked for his further custody.
Previously, the NCB had released an official list of names of all those arrested, which included Aryan Khan, Munmun Dhamecha, Nupur Sarika, Ismeet Singh, Mohak Jaswal, Vikrant Chhoker, Gomit Chopra and Arbaaz Khan Merchant. According to the arrest memo, 13 grams of cocaine, five gram of MD, 21 grams of charas and 22 pills of Ecstasy and Rs 1.33 lakh was seized after the raid.
NCB officials had been reportedly working on this drugs bust since two weeks. Acting on a tip off, NCB sleuths booked tickets for the cruise party as ordinary passengers and soon found some of their co-passengers consuming drugs. The ship was ordered to return to bay and eight passengers were detained and offloaded along with their baggage. The detainees spent the night in NCB custody. Speaking about the case, NCB chief SN Pradhan has told ANI, “We are acting in an impartial manner. In the process, if some connections to Bollywood or rich people emerge, so be it. We have to act within the purview of the law. We have to keep on working in Mumbai. If you look at the data, there must have been more than 300 raids in the last one year. This will continue whether foreign nationals are involved, film industry or rich people are involved.”