The owners of the Cordelia ship, where Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan was detained in the alleged drug case, were asked for a bribe of 25 crore by former Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) official Sameer Wankhede, according to a corruption complaint filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
In the same case, four additional people have also been named for allegedly trying to bribe someone with 25 crore for "not framing" Aryan Khan in the drug case.
In conjunction with the bribery case, the investigating agency is also conducting raids at Sameer Wankhede's home. The searches, according to the officials with knowledge of the matter, were conducted at 29 different locations in Mumbai, Delhi, Ranchi, and Kanpur.
According to the reports, the CBI received information that Sameer Wankhede and his accomplice allegedly collected â‚¹50 lakh as advance to not frame Aryan Khan in the drug case, the officials said.
On October 2, 2021, Aryan Khan was detained on the Cordelia cruise liner in connection with a purported cocaine bust. Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan was detained by Sameer Wankhede during a raid on the Cordelia Cruise at the Mumbai International Cruise Terminal for an alleged narcotics offence.