Sameer Wankhede on Aryan Khan drug case: We’ve found links to the dark web and Bitcoin after fresh arrests – Exclusive! – Times of India

Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan’s custody and bail hearing took place in a Mumbai court today and Aryan, along with the other co-accused Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha, were sent in to custody till October 7. The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) asked for an extension of custody citing reasons that fresh arrests and investigation had revealed new links in the case that needed to be further investigated. This was in contrast to the NCB’s statement from yesterday evening, where Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede had revealed that they would not ask for extension of custody.

When ETimes reached out to Wankhede for a clarification on the same, he said, “We asked for custody of Aryan Khan because there’s still a lot more left to investigate in the case. A lot of new arrests have happened, where we have caught drug peddlers who used to supply illegal substances to parties. During these arrests we’ve found links to the dark web and Bitcoin as well. We have recovered drugs in commercial quantities. The quantum of the case has become more serious, therefore we need to investigate further”.

We asked him if there was any evidence that Aryan was directly involved in these new developments to which, Wankhede replied, “I cannot make any claims prematurely. I need to first investigate and once we conclude our investigations, we’ll be able to address these matters. That’s precisely why we requested the honourable court for custody and the court granted us four days’ custody.”

While Aryan, Arbaaz and Munmun have been sent to custody till October 7, the remaining five accused from the total eight, who were arrested by the NCB in the drugs raid case, will also be presented before the court soon.

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