Court Sends Four Arrested in Mumbai Drugs Case to NCB Custody Till 11 October
A case has been registered against the four under Sections 8 (c), 27 of NDPS Act 1985.
The Narcotics Control Bureau has arrested one more drug peddler in connection with the alleged seizure of drugs from a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast, PTI quoted an NCB official as saying on Wednesday. The NCB's Mumbai zonal unit reportedly apprehended the person from Powai late Tuesday night after his name cropped up during questioning of those arrested earlier in the cruise drug party case, the official told PTI.
With this, the anti-drugs agency has so far arrested 17 people in the case.
On Tuesday, Mumbai's Esplanade Court sent Abdul Qadir Sheikh, Shreyas Nair, Manish Darya and Avin Sahu, arrested in connection to the raid, to Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) custody till 11 October. While Shreyas was arrested on Monday, the other three were held on Tuesday.
A case has been registered against them under Sections 8 (c), 27 of NDPS Act 1985.
Four people from the event management company, who organised the party that was raided, have also been arrested. Sameer Sehgal, Gopal Anand, Bhaskar Arora and Manav Singhal hail from Delhi.
A statement by NCB said that 2.5 gram of ecstasy, 54.3 gram of Mephedrone, small quantity of Charas, Hydroponic Weed, Cannabis and Marijuana have been recovered from the accused.
Earlier, reports suggested that Arjun Jain, Additional Director of Namas'cray Experience Private Limited, the firm tasked to manage the event onboard Cordelia Cruises, is under NCB scanner.
Sources told The Quint that Shreyas has connections with Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan, who has also been arrested by the NCB in the same drugs case. Shreyas's name has reportedly surfaced in chats recovered from mobile phones of Aryan and another accused Arbaaz Merchantt. NCB sources have told The Quint that Shreyas was also supposed to attend the party, but due to some reason he could not go.
During Aryan Khan's remand hearing on Monday, the NCB told the Court that Aryan's WhatsApp chats point to the existence of an 'international drug racket'.
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