A Special Investigation Tram (SIT) of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) found that there is no evidence that Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, was part of Cordelia Cruise drugs conspiracy or an international drugs trafficking syndicate.
The SIT, in contrary to the allegations of NCB Mumbai unit found out that Aryan Khan was never in possession of drugs and hence there was no need to investigate him also the chats of his phone do not suggest any kind of involvement of Khan in international drugs trafficking.
However, Narcotics Control Bureau’s Mumbai team dismissed the reports saying, “we cannot say the action taken by the NCB was wrong as the matter is subjudice.”
Delhi NCB’s SIT is currently investigating the case and NCB DDG Operations, Sanjay Singh said that it would be wrong to say right now that no evidence has been found. He added that the investigation of the case is ongoing and the case is not over yet.
“It is too early to say that no evidence has been found against Aryan Khan. It cannot be said yet whether it is a part of a big conspiracy or an international drug smuggling syndicate. Aryan has not been given a clean chit yet.”
Singh dismissed the reports suggesting no evidence against Aryan Khan.
“Our investigation is still in progress and we have recorded multiple statements in this regard, but we have not reached any conclusion yet. As far as the media reports on non-availability of evidences against Aryan Khan are concerned, these are not true and are just speculations and nothing else. These statements were not cross checked with NCB before being published. Investigation is not yet completed and it is premature to say anything at this stage.”SIT Chief Sanjay Singh
Aryan Khan, son of actor Shah Rukh Khan was sent to NCB Custody in October last year in connection with the seizure of drugs on a luxury cruise ship off the Mumbai coast. NCB also arrested Arbaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha.
The trio was arrested for consumption, sale and purchase of drugs under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985.
The NCB listed out the seized contraband, including 13 gram of cocaine, 5 gram of MD, 21 gram of charas and 22 pills of MDMA along with ₹1.33 lakh cash.
According to the remand copy of NCB, shocking incriminating material were found in Aryan Khan’s phone in the form of pictures and chats, pointing towards international drug trafficking. It also mentioned procuring drugs for further sale, commercial quantities of drugs have been found with the supplier.
Aryan Khan was arrested under sections 8(c), 20(b), 27, 28, 29 and 35 of the NDPS Act regarding possession, consumption and purchase of drugs.