Mumbai News Highlights, Aryan Khan Arrest Highlights: The Narcotics Control Bureau Saturday questioned the driver of actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan, who was arrested in connection with the cruise ship drug raid case, news agency ANI reported. Aryan Khan (23) was among eight persons arrested in Mumbai on October 3 by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in connection with an alleged drugs bust on a cruise ship the previous evening.
Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik Saturday alleged that the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) had detained Rishabh Sachdev, brother-in-law of BJP leader Mohit Kambhoj (Bhartiya), but let him off within hours. He alleged that the NCB released Sachdev following calls from BJP leaders in Delhi and Maharashtra. Kambhoj is a former president of BJP’s Yuva Morcha in Mumbai. Malik said NCB had detailed 11 persons during the raid on the cruise ship but it let off three, including Sachdev, Pratik Gaba and Amir Furniturewala.
Maharashtra on Saturday reported 2,486 fresh coronavirus positive cases, taking the tally of infections to 65,75,578 while 44 fatalities pushed the toll to 1,39,514, the health department said. A total of 2,446 patients were discharged during the day, taking the number of recoveries in Maharashtra to 63,99,464, it said in a statement. Maharashtra is now left with 33,006 active cases.
Mumbai city reported 510 new cases and three deaths due to Covid-19, pushing the number of cases to 7,48,195 and fatalities to 16,152, it said. The overall number of cases in the Mumbai region now stands at 16,85,477 and the death toll at 35,344.