Mumbai NCB Raid highlights: All the accused, including Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, who had been arrested after they were questioned in the wake of Saturday night’s raid on a cruise ship off Mumbai coast, were sent to further NCB custody till October 7.
The accused were produced in court on Monday. NCB had sought custody for Aryan till October 11. NCB had said that ‘shocking, incriminating material’ was found on Aryan’s phone.
Lawyer Satish Maneshinde, appearing for Aryan, had earlier said that no substance seized from his client was in contravention of the NDPS Act. “If any substance is seized from any other person (co-accused), that doesn’t make any ground to take my client into custody,” he said.
The NCB had earlier said that there was material in the form of WhatsApp chats against the three, allegedly ‘showing nexus with peddlers and suppliers on regular basis’. The three are booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act related to charges of possession, consumption and sale of illegal substances.
Apart from Aryan Khan, seven others — Arbaaz Merchant, Munmun Dhamecha, Nupur Sarika, Ismeet Singh, Mohak Jaswal, Vikrant Chhoker and Gomit Chopra — had been arrested following the raid on Saturday.