Guwahati: Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s 23-year-old son Aryan Khan was arrested on Sunday following a raid at a party on a cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai last night by the Narcotics Control Bureau or NCB. He was one among eight people questioned after the raids.
Shah Rukh Khan was seen leaving his home and heading for his lawyer’s office shortly before the arrest was confirmed.
“All eight, including Aryan Khan, are being questioned. Based on their statements further action will be taken,” the anti-drugs agency had said earlier in a statement.
There were two women among the eight questioned. The eight people are: Munmun Dhamecha, Nupur Sarika, Ismeet Singh, Mohak Jaswal, Vikrant Chhoker, Gomit Chopra, Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant.
The NCB team boarded the ship disguised as passengers, sources said.
Drugs like Ecstasy, Cocaine, MD (Mephedrone) and Charas were recovered from the party on board the ship, the agency said.
According to officials, the party began after the ship left Mumbai and was at sea.
“Their statements are being recorded. Based on the facts, arrests will be made and the accused will be produced in the NDPS court,” a senior NCB officer told the media.
The Narcotics Control Bureau has stepped up action on anti-drugs cases since last year.
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence had also seized close to 3,000 kg of heroin at Gujarat’s Mundra port early last month, and recovered around 37 kg of the narcotic drug, along with cocaine — or substance suspected to be the contraband items — from Delhi and Noida in Uttar Pradesh.