Cruise ship drug bust: Aryan Khan sent to NCB’s custody till Oct 4

The NCB interrogated Aryan Khan for hours before arresting him on Sunday for possession of drugs. He was further sent for medical tests.

Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan was remanded to Police custody today by the court after his arrest by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for alleged possession of banned narcotic drugs at a rave party at the Cordelia cruise.

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has urged 2-day custody of the accused but, Aryan’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde argued for only 1-day Judicial custody. However, Court in it’s decision granted Police custody till 4th Oct. Meanwhile, after the ruling Aryan Khan’s Lawyer said that he will request for the bail plea tomorrow.


The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials on Sunday arrested 3 including Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan for illegal possession of banned narcotic drugs at a cruise party off the Mumbai coast. The cruise was sailing from Mumbai to Goa.

Alongside Aryan Khan, NCB also arrested two others – Munmun Dhamecha and Arbaaz Merchant, post which they were taken for medical examination at the JJ hospital. They will be then produced before the court.

Aaryan Khan and others have been arrested under various sections ( 21(a), 27(a), 28, 29, 30, & 35) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS). According to reports, his phone has been seized and was sent for forensic examination.

Regarding the raid, NCB chief SN Pradhan ANI, “We are acting impartially. In the process, if some connections to Bollywood or rich people emerge, so be it. We have to act within the purview of the law. We have to keep on working in Mumbai. If you look at the data, there must have been more than 300 raids in the last year. This will continue whether foreign nationals are involved, film industry or rich people are involved.”

The officials of the Cordelia cruise released an official statement declining their involvement with the incident. Taking to Instagram, Jurgen Bailom on behalf of Cordelia Cruises posted, “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. We condemn all acts such as these and will strictly refrain from letting our ship out for similar events in the future.”

Aryan Khan was presented at the Killa Court for a hearing in Mumbai.