The Narcotics Control Bureau questioned Shah Rukh Khan’s driver on Saturday in connection with the Mumbai cruise drug case. The driver was called by the agency to verify certain details relating to the case. NCB sources revealed on Sunday that during questioning, the driver, identified as Mishra, confirmed to the agency that he dropped off Aryan Khan and his friends at the Mumbai cruise terminal on October 3. The SRK driver was also questioned about Aryan Khan’s activities. and his friends, details of which were gathered by the BCN. The agency will no longer summon him, sources have revealed.
Earlier, Republic TV reported that among Arbaaz A Merchant and Pratik Gaba’s friends, Arbaaz A Merchant were the first to reach SRK’s “Mannat” house on October 3. The three then left “Mannat” together in a Mercedes driven by Mishra for the Mumbai International Cruise Terminal. to embark on the Cordelia cruise to Goa. However, before the luxury cruise departed, the three men were arrested by the BCN, after which the driver was reportedly returned to the bungalow.
NCB panchnama says Aryan, Arbaaz confessed to consuming charas
On Saturday, the BCNs panchnama revealed that Aryan Khan admitted to consuming Charas and said he brought it with his friend and co-accused Arbaaz Merchant aboard the Cordelia cruise ship. The panchnama states that charas was hidden in Arbaaz Merchant’s shoes and was caught by BCN after telling detectives where he was.
NCB Panchnama states: “IO (investigator) Ashish Ranjan Prasad asked them if they accepted, then Arbaaz A merchant said he had Charas hidden in his shoes. The Charas in a zippered pouch was removed from the shoes on purpose by Arbaaz A merchant and was handed over to IO Ashish Ranjan Prasad. The zip pouch had a black sticky substance. She was tested with the DD kit which was confirmed as Charas. Arbaaz A merchant admits he consumes charas with Aryan Khan Shahrukh and they go inside the Cordelia cruise for an explosion. By asking, Aryan Shahrukh Khan admits that he also consumes charas and that the charas was intended for smoke during the cruise trip … “(sic)
Killa’s court in Mumbai on Friday refused bail in the Mumbai cruise drugs case to Aryan Khan, citing his plea was “unsustainable”. He is currently in judicial custody for 14 days in Arthur Prison in Mumbai.