Mumbai: Two officials involved in the probe into a Mumbai cruise drugs case involving Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan have been suspended. Both the officers were transferred after the Aryan Khan case. Both have now been suspended following suspicious activity. A few days back in the Aryan Khan case, NCB officer Sameer Wankhede was also removed from his post and replaced by former CBI officer Sanjay Singh.
The suspended officers have been identified as Vishwa Vijay Singh and Ashish Ranjan Prasad. VV Singh is an NCB officer and was transferred to Guwahati NCB after the Aryan Khan case. At the same time, Ashish Ranjan Prasad is an Intelligence (IB) officer and was transferred to CISF. Both officers have now been suspended. According to media reports, the NCB has said that the suspension of the two has nothing to do with the Aryan case. It is said that based on the report of NCB Chief (DDG) Gyaneshwar Singh, action has been taken against these two officers and they have been suspended in another case. However, it is not yet clear what the case is.
Vishwa Vijay Singh was the investigating officer and Ashish was his deputy when the drugs were raided on the cruise. The case was later referred to NCB’s SIT for investigation. Meanwhile, both the officers also recorded their statements. In fact, on the night of October 2 last year, NCB officers raided a Mumbai cruise, arresting Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, his friend Arbaaz Merchant and six others. Moonmoon Dhamecha, Arbaaz Merchant, Ismeet Singh, Mohak Jaswal, Gomit Chopra, Nupur Satija and Vikrant Chokar have also been arrested. Aryan Khan and 19 others were charged with possession and sale of illicit drugs. A case was registered against him under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS Act). However, Aryan Khan and 17 others were released on bail after a heated argument.