According to the latest reports, it has even been suggested that several irregularities in the NCB‘s raid on the yacht Cordelia last October.
Contrary to allegations made by the NCB’s Mumbai unit, a report on HindustanTimes state some key findings that state there was no need to take Aryan’s phone and check his chats as he was ‘never in possession of drugs’. The said chats also did not suggest that the star-kid was part of any international syndicate. Another finding stated that the raid was ‘not video-recorded’ which is a mandate in the NCB’s manual.
As far as the drugs recovered from the multiple accused is concerned, they were shown as ‘single recovery’.
The report, however, further states that the SIT probe is not yet complete and it could take a couple more months before it submits its final report. A legal opinion will be taken on whether Khan can be charged for consumption even though he was not found with any drugs on him.
The SIT probe has seemingly raised more questions over the purpose of the raid conducted by the agency’s former Mumbai Zonal Unit director, Sameer Wankhede.
Last year, the Bombay high court rubbished NCB’s claim that Aryan and the others arrested in the cruise ship drug raid case had hatched a conspiracy to commit offences involving commercial quantities.
A single-judge bench of Justice Nitin W Sambre said in his order, that there was ‘no evidence to suggest the existence of any conspiracy.’