Shah Rukh Khan's 23-year-old son Aryan Khan arrested in Mumbai cruise drugs case
Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Sunday at around 2pm after being interrogated over the cruise rave party that the agency raided on Saturday night. Aryan has been arrested under Section 8C, 20B, 27 read with 35 of the NDPS Act. Early on Sunday, it was reported that Aryan Khan, along with seven others, was detained for interrogation. In the afternoon, it was confirmed that Aryan Khan was booked in connection with the rave party case from where 13 gm cocaine, 21 gm charas, 22 pills of MDMA (ecstacy), 5 gm MD, and ₹1.33 lakh in cash were recovered.
From Saturday evening to Sunday noon-- Here's what happened
> The NCB said it had raided the cruise as it had information that a rave party was going to be held at the cruise and some people associated with the film industry might be present. The NCB had information that drugs will be used at the party.
> The raid went on for long and on Sunday morning it was reported that children of famous Bollywood personalities were present at the party. They were detained for questioning.
> The name of Aryan Khan, Shah Rukh Khan's son, emerged later.
> When Aryan Khan was detained along with Munmun Dhamecha, Nupur Sarika, Ismeet Singh, Mohak Jaswal, Vikrant Chhoker, Gomit Chopra and Arbaaz Merchant, officials said that it was only for interrogation and no charge was pressed against them.
> Aryan Khan was then taken to JJ Hospital for a medical check-up. Then the agency arrested Aryan Khan along with two others. Not all who were detained for questioning have been arrested.
> In his written statement, Aryan Khan has reportedly denied purchasing drug. Aryan is likely to be represented by Satish Maneshinde who had represented Rhea Chakraborty.
As the name of Aryan Khan, and therefore Shah Rukh Khan, got linked with the case, it suddenly became a high-profile case, though the NCB has interrogated several Bollywood personalities in the past year regarding their link to drugs.
The NCB said it only did its job and its job does not include finding out who is the son of a celebrity or not. "It is not the job of NCB to find out from which industry and who are joining. Who is the son of an industrialist, who is the son of a film star, this is not our work. Our job is to take action on an equal scale and we are taking action on the same scale and this action will continue in the future also. Whoever is found involved in this network, irrespective of the industry they belong to, we will take action," NCB chief SN Pradhan told ANI.