According to people familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified, there is no evidence that Aryan Khan, the son of actor Shah Rukh Khan, was involved in a larger drugs conspiracy or an international drugs trafficking syndicate, and there were several irregularities in the raid on the yacht Cordelia during which he was arrested.
Sameer Wankhede to Zee
First of all 2 courts had rejected the bail so we cannot say the action was wrong as the matter is subjudice. The SIT formed had the task to look into the corruption angle not the merits of the case. That’s for the courts to decide. Thirdly the zonal director is not the authority to decide the arrest.
Key findings of the SIT
Aryan Khan was never in possession of drugs hence there was no need to take his phone and check his chats.
Aryan Khan’s WhatsApp chats do not suggest that the actor’s son was part of any international drugs syndicate.
The raid on the yacht was not video-recorded as mandated by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) manual.
The drugs recovered during the raid from multiple accused arrested in the case was shown as single recovery.
Sameer Wankhede has been examined multiple times, both by the SIT and the agency’s vigilance team.
SIT probe is not complete and could take some months to submits its final report to NCB Director General S N Pradhan.