MUMBAI: Even as Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan today went to Arthur Road prison to meet his son Aryan Khan, who was arrested in connection with the a drugs case on October 3, a team of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) visited the actor’s residence in Bandra (W) and also summoned another Bollywood actor in connection with its probe.
A senior NCB official wishing not to be named told The New Indian, “Our team has gone to Mannat, the residence of Shah Rukh Khan to complete some documentation work in regard to Aryan Khan. There are no searches at his residence.”
When asked if the drug-law enforcement agency has summoned Bollywood actor Ananya Panday, who is daughter of veteran actor Chunkey Panday, he said, “Yes, we have summoned the actor to join the probe.”
Immediately after receiving the summons, Ananya Pandey reached the NCB’s office with her mobile phone, laptop being seized. As per agency sources, the NCB is questioning her for her alleged WhatsApp chats with one of the accused in the high-profile drugs-on-cruise case.
The development comes after Shah Rukh Khan himself went to meet his son at Arthur road jail to meet his son.
Aryan Khan was arrested on October 3 along with seven others, a day after the NCB raided a luxury cruise ship in Mumbai.
The bail application of the Aryan Khan was rejected by the NCB on Wednesday stating that if released on bail they can “tamper with evidence” or “commit similar offence while on bail”.
The Special NDPS court in its order on Wednesday also stated that this is “not the first time” Aryan Khan is “involved in illicit drug” activities.
It said, “There is ample evidence in the form of WhatsApp chats of accused no. 1 (Aryan Khan) with foreign national and unknown persons dealing in drugs. There is reference of hard drugs and bulk quantity in WhatsApp chats which can not be meant for consumption, with unknown persons who are suspected to be part of international drug racket.”
Several Bollywood personalities have shown support to the King Khan after the arrest of his son on October 3. Besides Aryan Khan the NDPS court also rejected the bail application of Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha on Wednesday.