Aryan Khan says NCB ruined his reputation


Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan asked the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials if he was being unfairly labeled as an “international drug trafficker” despite there having been no illegal drugs found in his possession.
The 24-year-old was arrested by the NCB during an alleged drug sting operation aboard a cruise ship just off the coast of Mumbai in October last year. He spent several weeks in jail at the behest of the NCB who let him off on bail after several weeks of deliberations.
A string of accusations was leveled against him, from possession of illegal drugs to ties to international drug cartels, but he was cleared in May 2022 when the NCB cited a lack of evidence as to the reason for his dismissal.
Now, according to India Today, NCB’s deputy director-general (operations) Sanjay Singh, who led the probe, has opened up about conversations he had with Aryan. He recalled Aryan raising some “soul-searching queries.”
Sanjay quoted him as saying, “Sir, you have painted me as an international drug trafficker, that I finance drug trafficking — aren’t these charges absurd? They did not find any drugs on my person that day and yet they arrested me. Sir, you have done me great wrong and ruined my reputation. Why did I have to spend so many weeks in jail — did I really deserve it?”