Aryan Khan case: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has suspended two officers of Mumbai Zone for alleged dereliction of duty in the investigation.
Shahrukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan Case Chief Investigating Officer Superintendent VV Singh and Intelligence Officer Ashish Ranjan Prasad have been suspended with immediate effect. Both these officers had also investigated the case of seizure of drugs on the cruise, in which at least 20 people including Aryan Khan were arrested. Singh was the investigating officer in the case and Prasad was working under him.
Officials said the suspension of these two officers was not related to the case of seizure of drugs on the cruise. Senior officials said they were suspended for negligence during the investigation conducted by Singh and Prasad at the Mumbai NCB zonal office.
The Narcotics Control Bureau agency did not elaborate on the exact allegations against Singh and Prasad and the case in which they were handed the suspension.
Significantly, NCB had made Aryan Khan and 19 others accused in the cruise drugs case. Aryan was arrested by the NCB on October 3 from a cruise ship in the coastal area of Mumbai. After which Aryan Khan had to stay in jail for several days. However, he was later released on bail by the Bombay High Court.
While issuing bail order to Aryan in November last year, the High Court had said that there was no evidence of conspiracy between Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha to commit drug-related offences. The court had said that nothing objectionable was found in the conversation between them on WhatsApp.