A lot of Bollywood celebrities have been lending support to Gauri and Shah Rukh Khan after their son Aryan Khan was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau. On Monday evening, Gauri Khan’s close friends like Neelam Kothani and Maheep Kapoor and Seema Khan had reportedly rushed to Mannat to be with the family. Previously, Salman Khan and his sister Alvira Khan had also visited SRK and Gauri.
NCB has got Aryan’s custody till October 7. Apart from him, seven others have been arrested in the matter. Aryan is represented by Satish Manshinde and he had argued in court that there was nothing to establish Aryan’s connection with people on the ship. ASG has reportedly stated that shocking and incriminating material was found from Aryan Khan’s mobile and they asked for his further custody.
According to the arrest memo, 13 grams of cocaine, five gram of MD, 21 grams of charas and 22 pills of Ecstasy and Rs 1.33 lakh was seized after the raid. NCB officials had been reportedly working on this drugs bust since two weeks. Acting on a tip off, NCB sleuths booked tickets for the cruise party as ordinary passengers and soon found some of their co-passengers consuming drugs. The ship was ordered to return to bay and eight passengers were detained and offloaded along with their baggage. The detainees spent the night in NCB custody. Speaking about the case, NCB chief SN Pradhan has told ANI, “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. We have to keep on working in Mumbai. If you look at the data, there must have been more than 300 raids in the last one year. This will continue whether foreign nationals are involved, film industry or rich people are involved.”
Recently, Bollywood singer Mika Singh took at dig at the NCB for not arresting others on the ship and only detaining Shah Rukh Khan’s son. Taking to his Twitter handle, Mika shared a picture of the cruise and wrote, “Wow what a beautiful @CordeliaCruises I wish I could have visited. I heard lots of people were there but I couldn’t see anyone else accept #AryanKhan… Itne bade cruse mei sirf Aryan hi ghoom raha tha kya… hadd hai.. good morning have a wonderful day.”