New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials on Thursday reached Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's sea-facing residence, Mannat, in Mumbai's Bandra. It is likely that the anti-drugs agency officials will search his house in connection with the drugs-on-cruise case. 

NCB Zonal Director and the officer who spearheaded the probe against Bollywood celebs in drugs-related cases Sameer Wankhede, however, said that no raids were conducted at Mannat and the team visited SRK's home to collect some documents related to Aryan Khan. The NCB team left his residence merely 30 minutes after reaching there. 

This came after Shah Rukh Khan on Thursday morning went to meet his son Aryan, currently lodged in a barrack with other criminals at the Arthur Road Central Jail. The pony-tailed senior Khan sporting dark shades and a black facemask over a grey half-sleeved T-shirt were virtually mobbed by the paparazzi and the hordes of policemen as he entered the menacing barred gates of the jail. 

The prison authorities checked the actor's Aadhaar card and other documents before he entered the premises, officials said. After the verification of documents, a token was given to him by prison officials, following which he was allowed to meet his son, who is lodged in the jail's general cell as an undertrial.

Shah Rukh Khan met his son for about 15 to 20 minutes, a prison official said, adding that there was a glass fencing between them and they spoke on the intercom. Four guards were present along with them during their conversation, he said. The actor was allowed to meet his son, as per the prison manual, like any other family member of a prisoner and no special treatment was given to him, the official said.

Aryan Khan (23) was arrested with a few others on October 3 after the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) raided a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast and claimed to have seized drugs, including charas. A special court here on Wednesday denied bail to Aryan Khan, observing that 'on the face of it', he was indulging in "illicit drug activities on a regular basis".

His WhatsApp chats also showed, prima facie, that he was in touch with drug peddlers, the court noted. Aryan Khan subsequently moved the Bombay High Court to challenge the lower court's order. The HC on Thursday said it would hear his bail plea on October 26.


(With Agencies Inputs)

Posted By: Talibuddin Khan