The four were associated with an event management company that hosted the full-scale rave party on the cruise ship to Goa.
A local Mumbai court on Wednesday remanded four people in custody to the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) as part of the investigation into the much-publicized anti-drug party on cruise ships.
The Metropolitan Magistrate Court sent four people associated with Delhi-based event management company Caneplus Trading Private Limited, which had hosted the event on Cordelia Cruises’ vessel Empress, into the custody of NCB until October 14. The four have been identified as Sameer Sehgal and Gopalji. Anand are directors of Caneplus while two others – Manav Singhal and Bhaskar Arora – are employees of the company.
The case concerns the raid carried out by NCB detectives during an offshore rave party on Saturday night on a cruise ship along the Mumbai coast. At least 10 people have been arrested or arrested, including Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan and two of his friends.
BCN claims to have found several banned drugs such as cocaine, MDMA (commonly known as ecstasy), mephedrone and charas during the raid.
Aryan Khan, along with his friends Arbaaz Merchant and fashion designer Munmun Dhamecha are also currently owned by the NCB.
BCN claimed that the “shocking and incriminating” material recovered from the WhatsApp conversations of Aryan Khan and two other people arrested in connection with the case showed international drug trafficking.
The owners of the cruise ship said they were in no way involved in organizing the rave party.
“Cordelia Cruises is in no way, directly or indirectly, linked to this incident. Cordelia Cruises had chartered her vessel for a private event to a Delhi-based event management company”, Jurgen Bailom, CEO and President, Waterways Leisure Tourism Pvt Ltd said in the statement.
The NCB raid comes nearly a month after the Tax Intelligence Directorate seized nearly 3,000 kg of heroin at the port of Mundra in Gujarat and recovered around 37 kg of narcotics and other contraband items from from Delhi and Noida.