Cruise drugs party: NCB detains actor Shah Rukh Khan's son, seven others
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has busted a drugs party onboard a cruise ship near here and detained Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan and seven others, an official said on Sunday.
The detainees include two women, he said.
Apart from Aryan Khan, the others were identified as Munmun Dhamecha, Nupur Sarika, Ismeet Singh, Mohak Jaswal, Vikrant Chhoker, Gomit Chopra, and Arbaaz Merchant, the NCB official said, adding 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 said.
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. Meanwhile, the cruise company in a statement on Sunday said it had nothing to do with this incident.
''Cordelia Cruises is in no way, directly or indirectly, connected to this incident. Cordelia Cruises had chartered its ship for a private event to a Delhi-based event management company," Jurgen Bailom, Chief Executive Officer and President, Waterways Leisure Tourism Pvt Ltd said in the statement.
Cordelia Cruises is "extremely mindful" of providing wholesome entertainment to families who choose to travel with it, he said, adding, "this incident is contrarian and far from the culture that Cordelia Cruises represents." "We, at Cordelia Cruises, condemn all acts such as these and will strictly refrain from letting our ship out for similar events in the future. Nonetheless, Cordelia Cruises is extending our full support and cooperating with the authorities,'' it added.
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