Mumbai cruise drugs party: Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan, two others arrested : The Tribune India

Mumbai, October 3

Aryan Khan, the son of Bollywood mega-star Shah Rukh Khan and producer Gauri, and two others were on Sunday arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in connection with the rave party busted aboard a luxury cruise ship.

The star son and two others — who were among eight, including two girls, detained by the NCB since morning — are likely to be produced before a magistrate court shortly.

They were taken for a medical examination to a government hospital, but the NCB has not yet made any official statement on the latest development.

The action came after the NCB’s dramatic swoop on Saturday evening aboard the Cordelia Cruises deluxe ship as it was preparing for a scheduled Mumbai-Goa voyage, stunning the people, especially in the entertainment industry.

This comes after Khan and six others identified as Munmun Dhamecha, Nupur Sarika, Ismeet Singh, Mohak Jaswal, Vikrant Chhoker, Gomit Chopra, and Arbaaz Merchant were detained.

An NCB official said different drugs like MDMA, ecstasy, cocaine, MD (mephedrone), and charas were recovered from them during the raid conducted on Saturday evening.

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Based on a tip-off that a party was scheduled on the ship, an NCB team, led by its zonal director Sameer Wankhede, had raided the Goa-bound Cordelia cruise ship on Saturday evening and recovered drugs from some of the passengers, the official said.

“During the operation, the suspects were searched and different drugs were recovered from them, which they had hidden in their clothes, undergarments, and purses (by women)”.

Early this morning, the NCB questioned the detainees at its office here, he said.

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Nothing to do with it, says company

The Cordelia Cruises on Sunday categorically distanced itself from the party.

Jurgen Bailom, CEO and President, Waterways Leisure Tourism Pvt. Ltd., which operates the fleet of luxury ships, said: “I wish to express that Cordelia Cruises is in no way, directly or indirectly, connected to this incident. Cordelia Cruises had chartered its ship for a private event to a Delhi based event management company.” He said that Cordelia Cruises is extremely mindful of providing wholesome entertainment to families who choose to travel with us, “but this incident is contrarian and far from the culture that Cordelia Cruises represents”.

“We, at Cordelia Cruises, condemn all acts such as these and will strictly refrain from letting our ship out for similar events in the future. Nonetheless, Cordelia Cruises is extending our full support and cooperating with the authorities,” Bailom said in the statement. — Agencies

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