Mumbai, October 21 (Agency)
Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials on Thursday reached actor Shah Rukh Khan’s residence for some documents in connection with the probe into the seizure of drugs from a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast. Giving this information, a senior NCB official clarified that it was not a raid. A team of NCB led by senior officials reached Shahrukh’s residence ‘Mannat’ in suburban Bandra on Wednesday afternoon for some material related to the investigation. An official said that a team of NCB has gone to ‘Mannat’ and sought some material related to the investigation of the case. He said that another team of NCB also reached actress Ananya Pandey’s house in Bandra and the actress has been asked to appear before NCB this afternoon itself and record her statement. Sources said that his mobile and laptop have been confiscated by the NCB officials. In connection with the investigation of the drunken party on the cruise ship, the NCB conducted raids at several places in Mumbai since Wednesday night.
Ananya appeared before NCB
According to sources, the NCB had allegedly found Ananya’s name in a WhatsApp chat during the probe against actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan in the drug case. This is what led to today’s action. Although Ananya was asked to come at 2 pm, Ananya along with her father Chunky Pandey reached the NCB office at Ballard Estate in South Mumbai around 4 pm.
Shahrukh Khan met his son in jail
Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan on Thursday met his son Aryan Khan at Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai. Shahrukh reached the jail located at Mumbai Central around 9 in the morning and left from there at 9.35 am. Jail officials saw the actor’s Aadhar card and other documents before entering the premises. After this enquiry, he was given a token, after which he was able to meet his son. Shah Rukh Khan spent 15 to 20 minutes with his son, there was a mirror between the two and they talked on the ‘intercom’. In view of Kovid, the prisoners were not yet allowed to meet the family in the jail. Police officials said that since Thursday morning, family members have been allowed to meet the prisoners.
Aryan’s custody extended till 30
A special court in NDPS cases extended the judicial custody of Aryan Khan and 7 others till October 30. However, the accused were not produced before Special Judge VV Patil. Yesterday the same court rejected the bail plea of Aryan Khan and two other co-accused. Those whose judicial custody was extended by the court today, their custody period was till October 21 today. The NDPS court had yesterday rejected the bail applications of Aryan Khan, his friends Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha. The special court had on Wednesday denied bail, saying prima facie he was involved in drug-related activities. Aryan has now moved the Bombay High Court for bail, which will hear his plea on October 26.