'Ruined my reputation...' What Aryan Khan, SRK told NCB during drugs probe
Aryan was given a clean chit by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) last month in the cruise ship case
Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan was cleared of all charges in the drug possession case back in May. According to reports, Sanjay Singh, the deputy director-general (operations) of the Narcotics Control Bureau, who headed the SIT behind the probe, has recalled conversations he had with Aaryan and Shah Rukh Khan during the investigation.
In a cover story by India Today, Sanjay Singh recalled Aaryan having some 'soul-searching' queries for him. The official remembered him asking, "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?"
Sanjay Singh also recalled meeting Shah Rukh Khan, as well as the parents of the other accused. SRK in the conversation raised questions about Aryan's mental and emotional state, the official has recalled. Apparently, on the verge of tears, SRK had told him, "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."
Aryan Khan was arrested in October last year following a drug bust aboard a cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai. He spent several weeks in custody before receiving bail. Last month, the NCB gave a clean chit to Aryan due to 'lack of evidence'. The government, meanwhile, has ordered action against former NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede for a 'shoddy' probe.