Chennai: The probe into the Mumbai cruise drug case in which Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan is an accused has taken a new turn, after a witness by the name of Prabhakar Sail submitted an affidavit claiming that Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB) officer Sameer Wankhade and NCB witness K P Gosavi–who is currently missing–demanded Rs 18 crore from Shah Rukh Khan to release his son.
Prabhakar Sail also said following KP Gosavi’s instructions, he received two bags of cash and handed them to Sam D’Souza. The bags contained Rs 38 lakh, he said.
In the affidavit, Prabhakar Sail also said he was present at the cruise ship’s boarding area, and was asked to identify some of the people boarding. After the anti-drugs agency took them to its office, he was made to sign some blank papers. NCB officials have denied the claims made by Sail.
Meanwhile, Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale has advised Shah Rukh Khan to send his son Aryan Khan to a rehabilitation centre.
‘It is not good to take drugs at a young age. Aryan Khan has a future ahead. I advise Shah Rukh Khan to send Aryan Khan to a de-addiction rehabilitation centre associated with the ministry,’ Athawale was quoted as saying by ANI.