New Delhi: Prabhakar Sail, an independent witness of Naroctics Control Bureau in the Cordelia cruise drug case, died on Friday. As per his lawyer Tushar Khandare, he passed away after suffering from a heart attack at his residence in Mahul area of Chembur.
Sail, who claimed to be the bodyguard of another NCB witness K P Gosavi, alleged in an affidavit in October last year that he had heard Gosavi discussing a Rs 25 crore pay-off deal after Aryan Khan was arrested during a raid on a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast.
A special court here on Thursday granted 60 days extension to the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) to file a charge sheet in the drugs-on-cruise case, in which Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, is an accused.
The probe agency had on Monday filed an application before special judge V V Patil, seeking a 90-day extension to file a charge sheet in the case since the investigation in the high-profile case was still on.
However, the judge, after hearing arguments of both the prosecution and defence lawyers, gave the probe agency another 60 days to file a charge sheet in the case. The NCB, through a special public prosecutor, had argued that there were “compelling reasons” to seek the extension.
Aryan Khan was named an accused in the case along with 19 others by the NCB last year.