Shah Rukh Khan: Son of Bollywood megastar Aryan Khan cleared after being arrested over drug allegations | world news



Aryan Khan, son of actor known as the ‘King of Bollywood’, Shah Rukh Khan, has been cleared after being arrested in connection with a drug raid on a luxury cruise ship.

Aryan Khan, 24, an aspiring actor and director, was arrested in October during the raid on the ship off Mumbai.

Three weeks later, he was released on bail.

After an eight-month investigation, no evidence has been found to implicate him, India’s Narcotics Control Bureau said.

He has, however, charged 14 other people.

Fans with posters calling for Aryan Khan's release last October.  File photo - AP
Fans with posters calling for Aryan Khan’s release last October. Photo: AP

After the raid on the ship, the office said WhatsApp messages allegedly showed Khan was involved in drug trafficking.

In widespread coverage across India, fans insisted on his innocence while others called for a boycott of his father’s films.

Aryan Khan’s lawyer, Mukul Rohatgi, told reporters on Friday that his arrest had been “arbitrary” – adding that the office had not carried out a medical examination to see if his client had used drugs.

Shah Rukh Khan, 56, has acted in more than 100 films over a career spanning almost three decades.


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