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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son, Aryan Khan has been remanded to one day NCB custody.
  • Aryan Khan has been arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau in connection with the discovery of prohibited substances on a cruise off the coast of Mumbai.
  • On October 2, 2021, officials from NCB Mumbai raided the Cordelia Cruise on its way from Mumbai to Goa.
  • The raids resulted in the arrest of eight people, including Khan.

BACKGROUND

  • Khan’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde stated that he will present his bail application to the regular court tomorrow.
  • Aryan Khan is booked under sections 8(c) read with 20(b),27 and 35 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.
  • Two additional people, including the twenty-three-year-old, have been arrested. They were taken to the police station for a medical examination.
  • Munmun Dhamecha and Arbaaz Merchant are the two people who have been detained.
  • At the International Cruise Terminal in Mumbai, the accused were detained in connection with the recovery of 13 grams cocaine, 5 grams MD (mephedrone), 21 grams charas, 22 pills of MDMA (ecstasy), and Rs 1,33,000 in cash.

WHAT IS NCB

  • NCB stands for the Narcotic Control Bureau.
  • It is an Indian federal law enforcement and intelligence organisation that is part of the Indian government's Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • Under the requirements of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, the agency is responsible for fighting drug trafficking and the use of illegal substances.
  • Satya Narayan Pradhan is the current chairman of the Narcotic Control Bureau.

Do you think Khan will get the bail?
Is a stricter law for prevention of drug consumption a need of the hour?
What is your opinion on the whole situation? Let us know in the comments below!

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