Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s 23-year-old son Aryan Khan is one among the eight people being questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau or NCB following a raid at a party on a cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai last night, the agency confirmed in a statement.
There are two women among the eight being questioned.
The eight people are: Munmun Dhamecha, Nupur Sarika, Ismeet Singh, Mohak Jaswal, Vikrant Chhoker, Gomit Chopra, Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant.
“All eight, including Aryan Khan, are being questioned. Based on their statements further action will be taken,” said the anti-drugs agency.
The NCB team boarded the ship disguised as passengers, sources said.
Drugs like Ecstasy, Cocaine, MD (Mephedrone) and Charas were recovered from the party on board the ship, the agency said.
According to a report in India Today, Sameer Wankhede, Zonal Director of NCB, said that the bureau is questioning Aryan Khan in connection to the rave party that was held on Saturday, October 2. The party was busted after the officials raised a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast. As far as Aryan Khan is concerned, he has not been booked not arrested so far.
The report further said, “Aryan Khan’s phone has been seized and is being scanned by the authorities to check for any indication of his involvement in the possession or consumption of drugs. The narcotics bureau is investigating the chats received on the phones that have been seized from the drug bust.”
The cruise was departing for a three-day musical voyage and had people from Bollywood, fashion, and business sectors. Three girls, who arrived in Mumbai from Delhi, were detained by NCB for questioning. Amongst them are the daughters of some of the prominent businessmen. NCB reportedly received a tip-off of the banned drugs being used on the cruise following which NCB, along with Zonal director Wankhede, boarded the cruise in disguise and conducted the raid once the rave party began after the cruise left the coast of Mumbai.