A Shiv Sena leader has moved the Supreme Court seeking judicial enquiry into affairs of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) at Mumbai and its officials in the wake of the arrest of Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan in a case of alleged seizure of drugs from a cruise ship in Mumbai.
He has alleged that the NCB has been targeting select film celebrities and models since the last two years. The petitioner has urged the Apex Court to take suo moto cognizance to protect the fundamental rights of Aryan Khan who have been booked under the NDPS Act by NCB, Zonal Office, Mumbai. Earlier, a State Minister, Nawab Malik had targeted the NCB over issues connected to the arrest of Aryan Khan and others.
"I would like to point out towards the malafide style, approach and dirty vendetta affairs of NCB at Mumbai and it's officials targeting select film celebrity & few models since last two years and would like to request Your Honour to order to institute special judicial investigation & enquiry to unearth the role of NCB official ," the plea filed by Mumbai-based Shiv Sena leader Kishore Tiwari stated.
Referring to the statement of NCP leader and Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik in which he had cast aspersions on NCB, the plea states that it's high time the NCB is probed by a Supreme Court judge to unravel the truth.
Aryan Khan is currently lodged in Arthur Road prison in central Mumbai in the case of alleged seizure of drugs from a cruise ship.
Based on a tip-off that a rave party was scheduled on the ship, an NCB team raided the Goa-bound Cordelia cruise on October 2 evening and allegedly seized drugs, and later made the arrests.
Nawab Malik had alleged malice behind the raids conducted by NCB, alleging that it has been done at the instance of the BJP. He had hit out NCB's Zonal Director and case investigator Sameer Wankhede by stating that his friend has been made a witness in the case.
The NCB has arrested 20 persons apart from Khan, Munmun Dhamecha and Arbaz Merchant in the cruise ship case and none of them have been released on bail.
With PTI inputs.