India / Aryan Khan sent to NCB custody till Thursday in Mumbai cruise drugs case

Zoom News : Oct 04, 2021, 06:37 PM
Mumbai: Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, has been sent to custody till Thursday, October 7, a day after he and seven others in the cruise ship drugs case last evening off the coast of Mumbai by the Narcotics Control Bureau.

The anti-drugs agency NCB had sought longer custody of Aryan Khan. "Need him in custody till October 11 for questioning him," said the agency. "Unless we investigate the consumer how do we know who is the supplier, who is financing it?" the agency told the court, contending that an international cartel is apparently involved in the case.

The 23-year-old argued that he was a special invitee to the cruise ship and "cannot be roped in with the entire seizure in the case".

The high-profile raid on Sunday yielded 13 grams of cocaine, 21 grams of charas, 22 pills of MDMA and 5 grams of MD in all, the NCB has said. The charges brought against Aryan Khan include purchase, possession and use of banned substances, it added.