The drugs-on-cruise case has now been handed to a special investigation team of the Narcotics Control Bureau, which includes authorities from New Delhi, and Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan has already been asked to appear before this new squad. According to ANI, Arbaaz Merchant and Achit Kumar arrived to the NCB office on Sunday. According to reports, Aryan was requested to appear before the SIT on Sunday, but he was unable to do so due to a minor fever.
Because Aryan’s case isn’t the only one transferred to this Delhi squad, Sameer Khan, Nawab Malik’s son-in-law, is also expected to be summoned, as his case has been shifted from NCB Mumbai to NCB SIT. The case was transferred at a time when NCB Mumbai chief Sameer Wankhede was facing a vigilance investigation. The cases have been rescheduled, according to the central agency, since they are of national importance.
Aryan Khan and Arbaaz Merchant, childhood pals, were arrested at a Goa-bound cruise party on suspicion of cocaine possession. Achit Kumar was eventually apprehended based on evidence provided by Aryan and Arbaaz, who claimed that Achit procured drugs for them. All three of them have been released on bond. Aryan and Arbaaz are required to visit the NCB office every Friday as part of their bail conditions. They will also be obliged to be present at the NCB whenever needed for the investigation.
Sanjay Kumar Singh, the SIT’s Deputy Director-General, is now in charge of the Aryan Khan case. He said Sameer Wankhede would help with the probe.
Apart from the Aryan Khan case, the SIT is currently investigating the following five cases: Samir Khan (Nawab Malik’s son-in-law), Mumbra, Jogeshwari, Dongri, and Armaan Kohli.
Because of Shah Rukh Khan’s son’s participation in the cruise issue, the Nationalist Congress Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party are now slinging jabs over it. Meanwhile, according to other reports, Shah Rukh Khan visited Delhi over the weekend and was seen returning on Sunday at a private airport in Mumbai.