Mumbai,Oct 03: In Mumbai cruise drug case,superstar Shahrukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan has been placed under arrest by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). Aryan, along with two others, was apprehended from the Empress ship off the coast of Mumbai on Sunday.
Aryan Khan was placed under arrest on the basis of evidence collected against him during preliminary investigation, officials said. Besides Aryan Khan, two others – Munmun Dhamecha and Arbaaz Merchant – have also been arrested.
They have been booked under sections 8 (c), 20 (b), 27 and 35 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. The three will be produced in the Magistrate’s court in Mumbai around 7 pm on Sunday.
Likely to represent Aryan Khan, advocate Satish Maneshinde was seen arriving at the Magistrate’s court along with his team.
Munmun Dhamecha is among the eight people arrested in the Mumbai cruise drug case (Instagram)
The three were taken for medical examination and brought back to the NCB office in Mumbai on Sunday.
Earlier in the day, NCB recorded Aryan Khan’s statement in connection with the rave party that was busted on Saturday night onboard the cruise ship. It is important to note that all statements recorded under the purview of Section 67 of the NDPS Act are voluntary.
In his written statement, Aryan Khan has denied the purchase of drugs.
The statements of another five suspects – Nupur Sarika, Ismeet Singh, Mohak Jaswal, Vikrant Chhoker and Gomit Chopra – are also being recorded, after which they are likely to be placed under arrest.