Aryan Khan's lawyer Mukul Rohatgi on NCB's clean chit: I'm relieved & so is Shah Rukh Khan, future is bright
Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan's son Aryan Khan's lawyer Mukul Rohatgi told NDTV that he is happy that NCB has accepted their mistake.
Almost eight months after he was first arrested, Aryan Khan has been given a clean chit by the Narcotics Control Bureau in the cruise drugs case. The NCB did not find any evidence against Aryan Khan and he has thus been cleared. Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan's son's lawyer Mukul Rohatgi told NDTV that he is happy that NCB has accepted their mistake.
Speaking to the channel, Rohatgi said, "I'm relieved, and so must my clients be, including Shah Rukh Khan. The truth has prevailed. Ultimately, there was no material to charge this young man (Aryan Khan) or arrest him. He was not found with any drugs and I had clearly indicated to the court that the arrest was completely meaningless."
He further added, "I'm happy that the NCB has acted professionally. At least at the time of filing the charge sheet, admitting and realising that there was no reason to proceed against this young man. They have admitted their mistake."
Rohatgi pointed out that this "dark chapter" should now be forgotten as the future is bright. He said, "All is well that ends well. Once you forget the dark chapter of 26 days and the anxiety which it caused to the accused and to his parents and well-wishers, I think we should look at the future. Now, the future is bright and the chapter should be closed."'
When asked about Aryan Khan being cleared of all charges and bail conditions, Rohatgi said, "It was a harrowing experience for him and the family. I'm happy that all this is done."
Aryan Khan and 5 others cleared
As per reports, Aryan Khan and 5 other names were cleared by the NCB on Friday. The anti-narcotics agency had received a two-month extension from the court in March after they failed to file a charge sheet in the drugs-on-cruise case. NCB recently filed a 6000-page charge sheet and named 14 persons as accused. Aryan Khan was not listed among the 14 persons. "All the accused persons were found in possession of narcotics except Aryan and Mohak," read a statement by senior NCB officer Sanjay Kumar Singh.
Meanwhile, Sameer Wankhede was stripped off his duties and called out for deliberately targeting Aryan Khan and even trying to blackmail the accused. Several lapses came to the forefront and the case was even transferred to a Delhi-based team.