Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau on October 3 after a raid was conducted on a cruise. Along with him, Arbaaz Merchant, Munmun Dhamecha and 17 others were also arrested.
Only after spending more than 20 days in jail, Aryan Khan was set free by court. He was granted bail but was asked to mark his attendance every Friday at NCB office.
An SIT team was then set up to look into the case. As per other reports, the SIT team has found no evidence to prove that Aryan Khan was a part of larger drug conspiracy, as alleged by the NCB.
Aryan Khan was never in possession of drugs hence there was no need to take his phone and check his chats.
Aryan Khan’s WhatsApp chats do not suggest that the actor’s son was part of any international drugs syndicate.
The raid on the yacht was not video-recorded as mandated by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) manual.
The drugs recovered during the raid from multiple accused arrested in the case was shown as single recovery.
Sameer Wankhede has been examined multiple times, both by the SIT and the agency’s vigilance team.
SIT probe is not complete and could take some months to submits its final report to NCB Director General S N Pradhan.
By line: Divya Thearia