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Aryan Khan Drugs Case: NCB SIT Seeks 90 More Days to File Charge Sheet

The Special Investigation Team was earlier supposed to file the charge sheet by 2 April.

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The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Monday, 28 March, sought an additional 90-day time from a Mumbai Sessions Court to file the charge sheet in the Aryan Khan cruise case, after being supposed to file it by 2 April.

This comes after the SIT found that there is no evidence that Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan was part of a drugs conspiracy or an international drugs trafficking syndicate, as per a report by Hindustan Times.

The report adds that the SIT team has also found several irregularities in the raid on the luxury cruise, during which Aryan was arrested.

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Officials have also shared some of the key findings of SIT that are contrary to the allegations of the Mumbai's NCB unit. Some of them are:

  • Aryan Khan wasn't in possession of drugs, so there was no need to take his phone and check the chats.

  • Chats don't suggest Aryan was part of an international drug syndicate.

  • As mandated by the NCB manual, the raid wasn't video-recorded.

  • Drugs recovered from the multiple accused arrested in the case shown as single recovery.

On 3 October last year, Aryan, his friends Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha and a few others were arrested by the NCB following a raid onboard a luxury cruise off the coast of Mumbai. Aryan was released from jail after 28 days.

Click here to see the timeline of what has happened so far.

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