Aryan Khan, the son of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, is among at least 8 youngsters who are now being probed by a special team of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) after it busted an rave party aboard a luxury cruise liner. Aryan is being probed in connection with the party aboard the luxury ship on a Mumbai-Goa cruise.
Speaking on the development, NCB Chief SN Pradhan told ANI, “It’s a result of a painstaking investigation that went on for two weeks.” He further said that the raid was conducted based on specific intelligence inputs. “The involvement of some Bollywood links has come to light,” he added.
NCB sources said that Aryan has not been booked on any charges or arrested. The anti-drug agency has only brought him for questioning.
The others who are also being questioned by the NCB include Munmun Dhamecha, Nupur Sarika, Ismeet Singh, Mohak Jaswal, Vikrant Chhoker, Gomit Chopra and Arbaaz Merchant.
It’s a result of a painstaking investigation that went on for two weeks. We acted on specific intelligence inputs, involvement of some Bollywood links has come to light: NCB chief SN Pradhan to ANI— ANI (@ANI) October 3, 2021
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Pradhan said, "The raid was conducted after we got credible information regarding presence and use of drugs in the party. We have detained eight persons for questioning. NCB’s job is to conduct an uniform investigation and action will be taken against those who will be found guilty.”
The NCB chief said that the rave party in urban areas is nothing new. “We are acting in an impartial manner. In the process, if some connections to Bollywood or rich people emerge, so be it. We have to act within the purview of the law. Our aim is to ensure Drugs Free India. We will conduct further raids based on the information we get from the questioning,” Pradhan added.
“Eight persons- Aryaan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant, Munmun Dhamecha, Nupur Sarika, Ismeet Singh, Mohak Jaswal, Vikrant Chhoker, Gomit Chopra- are being questioned in connection with the raid at an alleged rave party at a cruise off Mumbai coast,” said NCB Mumbai Director Sameer Wankhede.
The NCB has also sent summons to the organisers of the rave party at a cruise off Mumbai coast to appear before it by 11 am today. The rave party was reportedly busted by the NCB on Saturday night. Sources said the NCB officials disguised themselves as passengers and boarded the cruise to conduct the raid in mid-sea.