Aryan Khan arrest: Involvement of BJP national vice president in NCB raid, claims NCP

Manish Bhanushali, national vice-president of Bharatiya Janata Party, and KP Gosavi, a private investigator were part of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) raid during which actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan was arrested, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) spokesperson Nawab Malik has alleged.

Malik has shared two new videos on Twitter showing BJP leader and private investigator entering and leaving the NCB office in Mumbai.

Sharing the two videos in a press conference earlier on Wednesday, Malik claimed that the video was shot on the night of the raid.

NCP leader had shown photos of Bhanushali with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

Gosavi was seen in a selfie he had clicked with Aryan Khan inside the Narcotics Control Bureau office. The anti-narcotics agency had said Gosavi was not a member of its team.

During his press conference, NCP leader Malik had questioned whether the NCB has the authority to allow private citizens to take part in raids.

“If the NCB has such authority, which law provides for it? For the past [one] year, the BJP has been engaging in fraudulent activities in order to defame the Maharashtra government and the Mumbai film industry. The whole drama that took place on October 3 was also fake,” says Malik.

The NCB had not seized the drugs that it showed to mediapersons from the cruise ship, Malik alleged.

Meanwhile, Bhanushali on Wednesday claimed he held no official position in the BJP, ANI reported. He told India Today that he was a loyal worker of the BJP.

“I will file a defamation case against Nawab Malik. He has put my life in danger. I will request authority to provide me security,” he said.

The Narcotics Control Bureau had on Sunday morning held Aryan Khan and seven others after it raided a party on the cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai. All of them have been sent to the agency’s custody till Thursday.