Shivraj Ramdas Harijan, who was arrested by the BCN, was taken into custody by the BCN on Sunday. The agency said he was Arbaaz Merchant’s supplier and part of the charas supply chain.
Aryan Khan, the son of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, was arrested on October 3 by the Narcotics Control Bureau after raiding a rave party on a cruise to Goa. In the past seven days, the number of arrests has risen to 20, as the agency arrested a Nigerian national on Sunday. He is the second foreign national arrested in connection with the case.
Here’s how the arrests relate to Aryan Khan
> Shivraj Ramdas Harijan, who was arrested by the BCN, was taken into custody by the BCN on Sunday. The agency said it recovered 62 grams of charas. The agency said he was Arbaaz Merchant’s supplier and part of the charas supply chain.
> BCN has already arrested Achit Kumar, appointed by both Aryan Khan and Arbaaz Merchant.
> The agency said it was making efforts to explore foreign links in the case based on questioning of all defendants.
No drugs found on Aryan Khan; what are the charges against him?
> Sameer Wankhede said earlier that the agency has a strong case and that they will attempt to bring the case to a logical conclusion.
> Bollywood producer Imtiyaz Khatri has been interviewed by NCB. Shah Rukh Khan’s driver was also questioned by the agency for hours. Reports indicated that the NCB discovered that Shah Rukh Khan’s driver Rajesh Mishra was not involved in organizing drugs for Aryan Khan.
BCN has so far opposed Aryan Khan’s bail, saying the agency is investigating the case and that Aryan Khan is an influential person, he could tamper with the evidence. At present, Aryan is in judicial custody and his lawyer, Satish Maneshinde, has approached a Sessions court for his request for bail, which the agency will oppose.