The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Wednesday summoned film producer and Bandra builder Imtiaz Khatri again for questioning in connection with the Mumbai cruise ship drug-bust case. His phone was seized. This is the third time he has been summoned by the NCB. On Tuesday, Imtiaz Khatri was questioned for three hours in the Aryan Khan cruise ship drug case by the NCB and then allowed to go. He will have to appear before the agency again as his detailed statement is yet to be recorded.
NCB reportedly recovered several types of drugs during a raid on a cruise ship party on October 2 and eight people were arrested. The arrested persons were Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant, Munmun Dhamecha, Nupur Satija, Ishmeet Singh Chadha, Mohak Jaiswal, Gomit Chopra, and Vikrant Chhokar.
Here’s what has happened in the case so far:
October 2: NCB raids a Cordelia Cruises ship off the Mumbai coast and busts a rave party. NCB officials detain Aryan Khan, his friend Arbaaz Merchantt and six others.
October 3: NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede confirms Aryan Khan’s detention. Aryan Khan is placed under arrest the same day over drug-related charges. Aryan and seven others are taken for medical tests.
October 4: A Mumbai court conducts the first hearing on the bail plea of Aryan Khan and others. NCB seeks custody extension till October 11. Aryan Khan’s lawyer argues Aryan wasn’t found in possession of any drug. The court sends Aryan and the others to NCB custody till October 7.
October 7: A Mumbai court sends Aryan Khan and seven other accused to 14-day judicial custody
October 8: Court rejects the bail pleas of Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchantt, and Munmun Dhamecha.
October 9: NCB raids Imtiaz Khatri’s office and residence in Bandra in connection to the case and summons him for questioning. Aryan Khan spends the weekend at Arthur Road jail.
October 11: Imtiaz Khatri questioned for seven hours at the Mumbai NCB office. He denies having any knowledge of Aryan Khan consuming drugs. Aryan Khan’s bail plea hearing is scheduled for 2.45pm on October 13.
October 12: Imtiaz Khatri questioned for three hours again in the Mumbai cruise drugs case.
October 13: Imtiaz Khatri gets third summons from NCB.
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