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.