The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) recently filed a charge sheet on Friday in a Mumbai Court regarding the drugs-on-cruise case of 2021. Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan who spent 22 days in jail after being arrested on drug charges in October, has been given a clean chit.
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Aryan Khan Gets Clean Chit Due To ‘Lack Of Evidence’
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NCB hasn’t named Aryan Khan and five others- Gopal Anand, Avi”n Shahu, Samir Saighan, Manav Singhal, and Bhaskar Aroda in the charge sheet. The Special Investigation Team (SIT) said that they have been cleared all charges due to “lack of proper evidence.”
In a statement released on Saturday, the Anti Drugs Agency said it conducted the investigation in an “objective” manner. They looked for proof against Aryan Khan going beyond the reasonable doubt.
Last year, the NCB said, “Based on an input, NCB Mumbai had on October 2, 2021, intercepted Vikrant, Ishmeet, Arbaaz, Aryan and Gomit at International Port Terminal, Mumbai Port Trust, and Nupur, Mohak and Munmum at the Cordelia Cruise. All the accused persons were found in possession of narcotics except Aryan and Mohak.”
On Friday, May 27, after 7 months after Khan’s arrest, the SIT team re-analyzed the case and found insufficient evidence to go after the matters against King Khan’s son as well as the others.
Cruise drug bust case | All the accused persons were found in possession of Narcotics except Aryan and Mohak, reads a statement of Sanjay Kumar Singh, DDG (Operations), NCB
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On October 3, 2021, Aryan along with his friend Arbaaz Merchant and model Munmun Dhamecha were formally arrested at around 2 PM from Cordelia Cruises’ Empress Ship. According to the principal findings of the Special Investigation Team, Aryan did not possess any drugs on that.
His representing lawyer Raian Karenjawala said, “This was not a case of insufficient evidence, this was a case of no evidence found whatsoever:” Even, the WhatsApp chats of Aryan Khan denoted he was not a part of any sort of International Syndicate.