The anti-drug agency’s special panel in the drugs-on-cruise case has handed Aryan Khan a clean chit. He was arrested last year while the Narcotics Control Bureau was looking into the case with Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha.
Aryan Khan was taken into custody by the NCB on October 2, 2021, after a raid that was conducted at a cruise party. On October 3, the NCB arrested Aryan Khan, along with his buddies Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha.
Aryan Khan, Arbaz Merchant, and Munmun Dhamecha were granted bail by the Bombay high court on October 28, after days of hearings and various turns and twists in the case. However, the release was subject to certain restrictions.
The case was being probed by the NCB’s Mumbai zone up to the month of November in the year 2021. Sameer Wankhede was in charge of the region as the zonal leader. In November, the case was given to a specialized team of investigators led by Sanjay Kumar Singh, who is the deputy director-general of the National Crime Bureau’s headquarters in Delhi.
December 2021 marked the conclusion of Sameer Wankhede’s tenure in office. Wankhede had been at odds with the minister of Maharashtra, Nawab Malik, because of his “targeted” narcotics hunt against the Bollywood industry.
As was the case with the SIT in Delhi, Aryan Khan was granted relief from his need to appear weekly before the NCB office in Mumbai.
Prabhakar Sail, an important witness in the case, passed away from a heart attack in April of 2022. It was he who made the allegations that there was a financial pact made inside NCB to arrest Shah Rukh Khan’s kid. The sail had claimed to be the bodyguard of NCB witness KP Gosavi and stated that Gosavi negotiated a 25 crore pay-off arrangement after Aryan Khan was arrested.