The anti-drugs agency was supposed to file the charge sheet in the case by April 2, but it has sought 90 more days to do so. Aryan Khan was among 19 others who were arrested in the case.
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the NCB today requested a Mumbai sessions court for the extension. The chief of the SIT, Sanjay Singh had earlier on March 2 said that it is highly premature to say that there is no evidence against Aryan Khan in the Cordelia cruise ship drugs case.
His statements came in response to reports of no evidence being found against Aryan Khan in the case. Khan had spent nearly a month in jail in connection with the case and was listed as “Accused No 1”.
Singh was quoted by ANI as saying, “Highly premature to say that there's no evidence against Aryan Khan. Probe still in progress; recorded multiple statements. Have not reached any conclusion yet.”
The Bombay High Court had in December last year, relieved Aryan Khan from appearing before the NCB every week, which was part of the conditions set for his bail.
The court however did direct him to appear before Delhi’s SIT whenever summoned. The NCB had not found any drugs on him, but alleged that his WhatsApp chats proved his involvement in dealings and links to foreign drug cartels.