Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan was arrested last year in a drug case during the Narcotics Control Bureau’s (NCB) raid on a cruise ship. Aryan had spent weeks in jail before he got out on bail. In May this year, the NCB gave him a clean chit and acknowledged that they found no drugs on him as they cited a “lack of sufficient evidence”. During the course of his son’s arrest, Shah Rukh Khan did not make any statements. Now, the NCB’s deputy director-general who led the probe has revealed details about the conversations he had with Aryan and Shah Rukh Khan.
As per reports on India Today, NCB’s Sanjay Singh recalled that Aryan said, “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.”
He added, “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?”
Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan reportedly said that the NCB painted his family in an unfair light. “We have been painted as some kind of big criminals or monsters who are out to destroy society and we find going to work tough every day,” he said.
Aryan Khan had spent nearly a month in jail before he got a clean chit on May 27 this year.