Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, Arbaz Seth Merchant, and Munmun Dhamecha were sentenced to one-day NCB custody for allegedly possessing banned drugs aboard a cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai yesterday evening.
These three people were arrested evening and were brought before a special holiday court presided by R K Rajebhosale. During the day, the five others who remain accused were also held in prison and will be produced in court on Monday after they undergo medical examinations.
During the night of Sunday, Salman Khan visited Shah Rukh Khan at his residence: Shah Rukh Khan’s bungalow in Bandstand, Mumbai, where Salman Khan was spotted on Sunday night, October 3.
Mumbai Drug Bust Details
NCB captures a suspect whose name was revealed in mobile chats between Aryan and Arbaaz: In connection with the cruise drugs party case, NCB seized another suspect on Sunday night. As of now, the suspect has been identified as Shreyas Nair, having been disclosed in Aaryan Khan and Arbaaz Merchant’s mobile chat.
Mumbai, India’s cocaine capital: Drug sales at Mundra ports were seized as a result of a thorough investigation conducted by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) after the same agency conducted a test at Kutch ports on June 9. In the past few years, cocaine has become a favorite destination for the powerful cartels of South America, which control the supply of cocaine in India. Mumbai is the cocaine capital of India, but it is also a route by which cocaine leaves the country for other countries.
Recovered drugs from lenses and sanitary pads: Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) recovered drugs from Aryan Khan’s lens case during its raid at a rave party on board the Empress Cruise ship on Saturday. Other accused were also found to have drugs hidden between sanitary pads and medicine boxes.
An economic setback following NCB’s collapse? The cruise industry not only generates revenue for cruise line operators and ports, but also supports allied industries such as hotels, restaurants, taxi services, and plenty of small businesses. Tourism is such a big part of Goa’s economy, there were concerns over how Sunday’s high-profile drug bust off the coast of Mumbai might affect cruise line tourism.
No evidence of Aryan possession or consumption of contraband, Lawyer says: His lawyer told a court where Aryan Khan was presented late on Sunday evening that Khan was a special invitee on the cruise ship Cordelia and had twice been screened. He had never been found with contraband or signs of intoxication, his lawyer said. His ticket, boarding pass, or cabin number were none of his possessions. The authorities examined him at the dock. The luggage of his friends and his own were screened, and none of them contained anything of significance, Maneshinde informed the court.
Cruise ship raid was meant to detract attention from Mundra port drug smuggling, says Congress: The Congress accused the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) of raiding a cruise ship in Mumbai and targeting some people for punishment as attempts to divert attention from the “truth” about the drugs seized at the Mundra port in Gujarat.
No landlords met Namas’Cray owners who leased out space: In their lease agreement, the landlords explained that since Namas’cray Experience Private Limited took over the space, it has been mostly not operational. He said he had never met the owners. One person used to pay the rent regularly. This landlord let them rent a place from him a year ago, next to their office, which they had previously occupied.
Cruise Official said ports trust to check passengers, not cruise lines: According to Cordelia Cruises, the Port Trust conducted the passenger checks and not the cruise liner. Organizer Namas’cray Experience Private Limited of Delhi sold tickets online through the BookMyShow platform.
‘Rave Party’ claims no connection with Cordelia Cruises: Mr. Bailom stated on behalf of Cordelia Cruises that “Cordelia Cruises is not necessarily associated with this incident.
The evidence revealed a conversation between peddlers and officials via WhatsApp chat: The investigation is at its initial phase, according to officials. Several pieces of evidence incriminate the defendants, based on WhatsApp conversations with drug dealers. To conduct further raids, the NCB requested custodial investigations.
On charges of consuming, selling, and purchasing contraband, Aryan Khan was detained by the NCB among others: Aryan Khan, son of Star Khan, Shahrukh Khan, was arrested by the NCB. The arrest of Ariyan Khan and two others for involvement with the consumption, sale, and purchase of contraband took place at 2 pm Sunday. 13 grams of cocaine, five grams of MD, 21 grams of charas, 22 pills of MDMA (ecstasy), and almost a million in cash were seized from the accused. Medical examinations will be held on Monday, after which they will be produced before the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court.
During the Mumbai drugs bust: Eight people were arrested Saturday after Narcotics Control Bureau agents raided a cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai for an alleged “rave party.” A Cordelia cruise ship, the Empress, was searched by agents as they seized banned substances and narcotics. Among those detained by the NCB were the son of an eminent Bollywood star.
NCB sought custody of the accused for two days, saying that the investigation is at a preliminary stage. It was reported that 13 grams of cocaine, 5 grams of MD, 21 grams of charas, and MDMA, and Rs 130,000 in cash were discovered at the site during the search. Eight people were apprehended in this operation, according to NCB.
An NCB team, led by zonal director Sameer Wankhede, raided the Goa-bound Cordelia cruise ship following information that the ship would be hosting a party. Some of the drugs were recovered from the passengers during the raid.
Aryan Khan’s lawyer in court
During a recent court appearance Satish Manshinde, the lawyer for Aryan Khan, argued that his client didn’t even have a ticket. NCB feels he can be implicated based only on verbal exchanges, though nothing has been found on him. He has been treated well, and there is no harassment,” the advocate said, “I’m willing to settle for one day of remand.”
According to Mr. Maneshinde, it was not discovered that his client was in possession, he did not lie about consumption, and he has no relationship to those people as suggested by NCB. Aryan Khan’s bail application will now be filed by Maneshinde. There was immediate bail for all three accused.
According to Arbaaz and Munmun’s lawyers, the remand application does not make any mention of how much was found on the accused 1, 2, or 3. Therefore, it is vague and I have a right to a bail hearing.” the lawyer said. Among the charges against him are sections 27 of the NDPS (punishment for consumption of narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances) and 8C (produce, manufacture, possess, sell, or purchase of drugs).