According to sources, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son, Aryan Khan, was detained on Sunday by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) over a drug seizure on a cruise ship off Mumbai coast on Saturday night. According to the sources, Aryan Khan is currently being questioned by the agency’s sleuths.
In a development that is bound to send shockwaves through the film industry, top sources told that Aryan Khan’s WhatsApp chats are being examined and he could be charged under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985, if the agency finds his involvement.
The NCB has also summoned six of the organisers who had planned the cruise party. Kashiff Khan, managing director of FTV India, is also under scanner and NCB has reached out to him. The event was organised under the supervision of Kashiff Khan.
NCB sources said Aryan Khan’s phone has been seized and is being scanned by the authorities to check for any indication of his involvement in the possession or consumption of drugs. The narcotics bureau is investigating the chats received on the phones that have been seized from the drug bust.
In a statement, NCB said drugs like ecstasy, cocaine, mephedrone and charas were recovered from the cruise and a case had been registered. The agency said eight people, including two women, were apprehended and their role was being investigated.