No evidence against Aryan Khan having int’l drug cartel links: NCB sources

Aryan Khan was placed under arrest by the NCB team on October 3 last year

Mumbai: There is no evidence to connect Aryan Khan, son of actor Shah Rukh Khan, with international drug conspiracy, a probe by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has found, as per sources.

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Also, there was no evidence to prove that Khan was a part of an international drug syndicate, the sources further said.

However, when contacted, officials refused to speak on the matter. They only said that there were some irregularities in the raid conducted on the Goa-bound Cordelia Yachat.

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Mumbai: Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan being taken to Arthur Road jail from Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) office after being arrested in connection with the alleged seizure of banned drugs from a cruise ship, in Mumbai, Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. (PTI Photo/Kunal Patil)

The matter is still being looked into by the SIT.

An NCB team headed by the then Mumbai Zone head, Sameer Wankhede, had conducted a raid on the Cordelia Cruise yacht where a drug party was reportedly underway on the intervening night of October 2 and 3.

Aryan Khan and few others were detained by the team on charges of drug conspiracy and consuming drugs.

Mumbai: Aryan Khan arrives at NCB office to mark his attendance in a drugs case in Mumbai, Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. (PTI Photo/Shashank Parade)

Khan was placed under arrest by the NCB team on October 3. After interrogation, he was remanded to judicial custody. His first bail was dismissed by the trial court. Later, Khan through his counsel, approached Bombay High Court which granted him bail on October 28. Due to legal procedures, he was freed from the jail on October 30.

So far, the NCB has arrested 20 people, including two Nigerian nationals.

The NCB’s SIT will file a charge sheet in the matter and is currently seeking legal opinion.

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