- Aryan Khan will be produced in court today.
- The NCB said it had received the evidence.
- The raid continues in Navi Mumbai.
The NCB has demanded the custody of Aryan, Aryan’s close friend Arbas Merchant and actress and model Mun Dhamecha. Defendants were in constant contact with drug dealers as evidence was available against them during the preliminary investigation. The NCB lawyer told the court on Sunday that their WhatsApp messages were evidence.
The lawyer told the court that Aryan was invited to the party as a guest. “Aryan did not even have a ticket or boarding pass because he was a guest. The investigation team could not find any drugs in Aryan’s bag,” Aryan’s lawyer told the court.
The NCB said it had seized illicit drugs including cocaine, hashish and MDMA from the ship. Of the 11 people arrested along with Aryan Khan, three were reportedly women. The NCB had confirmed that Aryan’s close friend Arbas Merchant, former actress and model Dhamecha, Nupur Sariga, Ismeet Singh, Mohaq Jaswal, Vikrant Choker and Gomit Chopra were questioned in connection with the case. This was followed by the arrests of Aryan Khan, Arbas Merchant and Munmun. An investigation has been launched to find those who supplied drugs to them. As part of this, Navi intensified raids in Mumbai as well.
According to the NCB court, drugs worth Rs 1.33 lakh were seized from the ship. However, several rooms on the ship were inspected, but there were reports that the investigation team needed more time to conduct a detailed inspection. The party was organized by Fashion TV in association with a Delhi-based company. The group consisted of people from Bollywood, fashion and business. The event was called a musical event and tickets were issued. More than 100 tickets were sold in this way.
The inspection of the ship was led by NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankade. The officers boarded the ship in the guise of passengers. The event was held from October two to four. Later, when the ship left the shores of Mumbai and reached the Mediterranean, the drug party began. Shortly after the party began, NCB officials raided and arrested the culprits.
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