SIT Says, Aryan seems to have been deliberately implicated, WhatsApp chat Illegally Read
On the night of 2 October 2021, NCB arrested Aryan Khan on charges of drug-taking and horse-trading after a raid on a rave party going on on the Cordelia cruise ship going from Mumbai to Goa.
Shahrukh Khan's son Aryan Khan has been proven innocent in the cruise drugs case. The Narcotics Control Bureau has neither found any evidence against him nor has any witness accepted the supply of drugs to him. After Aryan's innocence, questions are now being raised about whether NCB deliberately tried to implicate Aryan. This claim has also been made in an internal report of NCB itself.
The case was handed over to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the NCB after the bribery controversy arose in the Cruise case. The SIT in one of its internal reports has questioned the investigation officer of the case. According to the report, the SIT said, 'It seems that the investigating officers somehow wanted to implicate Aryan, son of actor Shahrukh Khan, in the drugs case.
The report further said- 'It is very strange that despite Arbaaz Merchant saying that Aryan has nothing to do with drugs, the Investigation Officer read his WhatsApp chat without officially confiscating Aryan's phone. ' Arbaaz is a friend of Merchant Aryan, from whom the NCB had allegedly recovered six grams of charas.
The SIT report further stated that there were many flaws in the way NCB worked. During the trial, the intentions of the investigating officers in the court may be questioned. Courts are generally very lenient with those who have not recovered drugs and have no solid evidence against them. In such a situation, the way of working of NCB can weaken the case.
The SIT report further states, 'Merchant told the investigating officer that Aryan was aware that he (Merchant) used to take drugs at times. Merchant has also said that Aryan asked her not to carry hash (drugs) on the cruise. Aryan had said that NCB is very active and they (Merchant) could be in trouble. In October last year, Merchant admitted to keeping charas in his shoes but denied that it was meant for Aryan and others.