New Delhi: Anti-Drugs agency on Sunday confirmed that children of Bollywood celebrities including Shahrukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan was among the 13 people detained by the Narcotics Control Bureau, as per PTI report. According to NCB, seven others are also being probed in connection to the cruise ship raid on Saturday evening.
Eight persons — Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant, Munmun Dhamecha, Nupur Sarika, Ismeet Singh, Mohak Jaswal, Vikrant Chhoker, Gomit Chopra — are being questioned in connection with the raid at an alleged rave party at a cruise off Mumbai coast, confirmed NCB Mumbai Director Sameer Wankhede to ANI.
NCB earlier today had hinted that children of prominent Bollywood actors are being investigated in connection with a raid that was conducted at a party held on a cruise in Mumbai on Saturday.
Children of prominent Bollywood actors are now being investigated, according to NCB officials. As per ANI report, Sameer Wankhede, Zonal Director of NCB, Mumbai Zone reached the office of the agency where the people were taken into custody after a raid at a rave party.
Another NCB official added that the raid was a result of a two-week-long investigation that the anti-narcotics bureau had undertaken.
“It’s a result of a painstaking investigation that went on for two weeks. We acted on specific intelligence inputs, involvement of some Bollywood links has also come to light, ” NCB chief SN Pradhan was quoted by ANI on Sunday.
An NCB official said to PTI , that different drugs like MDMA, ecstasy, cocaine, MD (mephedrone) and charas were recovered from them during the raid conducted on Saturday evening.
The anti-drug agency has registered an FIR in connection with the drugs party, he had added.
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).
The detained persons will be produced in a court later in the day after the legal formalities get over, the NCB official said. Early this morning, the NCB questioned the detainees at its office here, he said.
More details are awaited.
(With inputs from ANI and PTI)