MUMBAI, May 28 : Superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan , who has got a clean chit in last year’s drugs-on-cruise case, had told the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) that he started consuming ‘ganja‘ during his graduation days in the US as he was having a sleeping disorder, as per a charge sheet filed by the agency.
During the analysis of voluntary statements of Aryan Khan and Arbaaz A Merchant, a co-accused, it came to light that Merchant in none of his statements claimed that the six gm charas recovered from his possession was meant for consumption by Aryan Khan, the charge sheet said.
It further stated that Aryan Khan, in his voluntary statements, also never accepted that the recovered charas was to be consumed by him.
“In fact, Arbaaz in his statement of October 6, 2021, stated that he was warned by Aryan Khan not to carry any narcotic drug on the cruise,” the NCB said.
When she was shown the drug chats held in 2019, she acknowledged the chats by putting her signatures and said the chats related to weed were made “in jest and it was a joke in an attempt to be funny,” the charge sheet said.
“She told that all the chats held with Aryan were an extension of the same joke as mentioned earlier. Ananya Pandey told that Aryan is lying and she is completely unaware why Aryan said something like this,” the charge sheet claimed.
Based on the disclosure made by Aryan Khan, a follow-up action against Ananya Pandey was carried out on October 21 last year.
Upon search of her house, no illicit contraband was found, however, some electronic gadgets were recovered and seized, the charge sheet said.