Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s 23-year-old son Aryan Khan was arrested on Sunday following a raid at a party on a cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai last night by the Narcotics Control Bureau or NCB. He was among the eight people questioned after the raids, NDTV reports.
Shah Rukh Khan was seen leaving his home and heading for his lawyer’s office shortly before the arrest was confirmed.
The high-profile raid yielded 13 grams of cocaine, 21 grams of charas and 22 pills of MDMA, the NCB has said. The charges brought against Aryan Khan include purchase, possession and use of banned substances, it added.
“All eight, including Aryan Khan, are being questioned. Based on their statements further action will be taken,” the anti-drugs agency had said earlier in a statement.
There were two women among the eight questioned. The eight people were Munmun Dhamecha, Nupur Sarika, Ismeet Singh, Mohak Jaswal, Vikrant Chhoker, Gomit Chopra, Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant. Of the eight, three including Aryan Khan were taken for a medical test. He was also seen in a viral video on social media allegedly shot after the raids.
The NCB team boarded the Goa-bound ship disguised as passengers, sources said. According to officials, the party began after the ship left Mumbai and was at sea.
Drugs like Ecstasy, Cocaine, MD (Mephedrone) and Charas were recovered from the party on board the ship, the agency said.
During the operation, the suspects were searched and different drugs were recovered from them, which they had hidden in their clothes, undergarments and purses, an NCB official told news agency PTI.