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Shahrukh Khan's son Aryan Khan arrested after anti-drugs raid on cruise
Rave party raid
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Shahrukh Khan's son Aryan Khan arrested after anti-drugs raid on cruise

| @indiablooms | 03 Oct 2021, 05:35 pm

Mumbai/IBNS: Bollywood superstar Sharukh Khan's 23-year-old son Aryan Khan has been arrested on Sunday after a raid at a party on a cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai last night by the Narcotics Control Bureau or NCB, media reports said.

NDTV reported that Shahrukh Khan was seen leaving his home and was going to his lawyer's office a little before the arrest was confirmed.

The NCB arrested eight people and detained several other people for questioning in connection with the rave party on the cruise ship.

The eight people are: Munmun Dhamecha, Nupur Sarika, Ismeet Singh, Mohak Jaswal, Vikrant Chhoker, Gomit Chopra, Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant, NDTV reported.

"All eight, including Aryan Khan, are being questioned. Based on their statements further action will be taken," said the anti-drugs agency, according to NDTV.

The NCB sleuths boarded the Goa-bound ship where hundreds of passengers were present.

People familiar with the matter said this was the first time that NCB raided a rave party on a cruise ship, Hindustan Times reported.

"Their statements are being recorded. Based on the facts, arrests will be made and the accused will be produced in the NDPS court," a senior NCB officer told NDTV.

The NCB sleuths boarded the Goa-bound ship where hundreds of passengers were present.

People familiar with the matter said this was the first time that NCB raided a rave party on a cruise ship, Hindustan Times reported.

A major event was going on in the cruise - Empress ship - which was inaugurated two weeks ago.

The raid on Saturday happened during the ongoing event, the report added.

Acting on a tip-off, a team led by NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede boarded the ship disguised as passengers on Saturday.

The rave party started as the ship left the coast of Mumbai and reached the mid-sea. Immediately, the NCB team swung into action and detained a number of individuals who were seen openly consuming illegal drugs.

The raids continued for seven hours during which many rooms were searched and many are yet to be searched by the officials. The ship will be brought back to Mumbai international cruise terminal, once the raid is over.

The operation went on past midnight. NCB officials found several drugs like cocaine, MDMA, Mephedrone and charas from those who have been detained after the raid, according to the report.

Three women, who are residents of Delhi, were on Sunday brought to the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) office in Mumbai for questioning in connection with the raid, the HT report stated.

NCB officers could not interrogate the women at night and brought them to the agency's Mumbai office in the morning, the report further said, adding an NCB official said that their role is still not clear.

Crew members, several event organisers, and some foreign nationals are also under the agency's scanner.

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