In light of the media frenzy surrounding to arrest In the Mumbai drug-on-cruise case involving Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Monday said he has “backed away from the disgusting epic” of those who were “witch-hunting”. Shah Rukh Khan, and called for sympathy for the situation in the high-profile family.
Aryan Khan, 23, was arrested along with seven others on Sunday after anti-drug agency Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) raided a party on a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast. After appearing in a Mumbai court, Aryan Khan was denial of bail on Monday, and remanded to NCB custody till Thursday.
Amidst the sensational reactions on Aryan Khan’s arrest, Mr Tharoor tweeted, “I am not a fan of recreational drugs and have never tried any but now I am on the witch-hunt on my son’s arrest the horrific epic displayed by @iamsrk I’ve backed off. Have some sympathy guys. Public glare is bad, no need to rub a 23-year-old’s face with joy.”
I’m not a fan of recreational drugs and I’ve never tried one, but I’m now back by the horrific epicure displayed by witch-hunters @iamsrk Have some sympathy on the arrest of your son, friends. Public glare is bad enough; There’s no need to happily rub a 23-year-old’s face in this.
— Shashi Tharoor (@shashi tharoor) 4 October 2021
The Anti-Drugs Bureau said the raid on the Mumbai cruise produced 13 grams of cocaine, 21 grams of charas, 22 pills of MDMA and 5 grams of MD. According to a report by news agency Press Trust of India quoting an unnamed official of NCB, the drugs were found hidden in clothes, underwear and purse.
Aryan Khan has argued that he was a special invitee to the cruise ship and “the case cannot be taken with full confiscation”.