No permission taken for cruise ship party: Mumbai Authorities


Mumbai: Mumbai Authorities on Tuesday stated that no approval was drawn from them concerning the Cruise liner party from where the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) team seized drugs.

As per Mumbai Police sources, the matter comes under Yellow Gate police headquarters’s jurisdiction. “Their approval is necessary but no consent was taken, neither was any intimation given,” they included.

However, as per police officials, because several agencies are associated with granting approvals, the Mumbai police will speak to the Directorate General of Shipping and Mumbai Port Trust about what authorizations were provided to the cruise ship.

The Maharashtra federal government has imposed the Disaster Management Act in the state owing to the COVID-19 cases. For that reason, the police are likewise inspecting for violation of area 188.

The state has likewise enforced section 144, not allowing more than five people to collect at a place.

After investigations, if there is any offense of the stated sections, an FIR will be submitted by the Mumbai cops.

A group of Port Zone authorities is also investigating the matter.

NCB Mumbai Director Sameer Wankhede has said that there are more suspects in connection with the case.

An NCB group busted an alleged drugs party on the Cordelia Cruise liner which was on its way to Goa at mid-sea on October 2 night. 8 persons were apprehended for questioning by the NCB in connection with the drug seizure on the cruise liner, according to NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede. All of the eight individuals were later arrested on October 3.

3 implicated including Aryan Khan, Arbaz Seth Merchant, and Munmun Dhamecha were produced prior to Mumbai’s Esplanade Court which remanded them to NCB custody till October 4.

Based on the NCB, three individuals have been reserved under Section 8C, 20B, 27 (Penalty for intake of any narcotic drug or psychotropic compound) and 35 (Anticipation of culpable psychological state) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Compounds Act (NDPS Act).

8C of NDPS Act describes prohibition to produce, produce, have, offer, purchase, transportation, warehouse, use, take in, import inter-State, export inter-State, import into India, export from India or tranship any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance while Area 20B handle punishment for producing, producing, possessing, offering, buying, transportation, imports inter-State, exports inter-State or usage of marijuana.

Satish Maneshinde, the legal representative arguing in defence of Aryan Khan stated in the Court, “Charged number 1, Aryan Khan was invited for the cruise celebration.

However, he did not have a boarding pass. He didn’t have any seat or cabin there. Secondly, according to the seizure, nothing has actually been found in his belongings. He is jailed just based upon chats.”

Other implicated in the case consist of Nupur Satija, Ishmeet Singh Chadha, Mohak Jaiswal, Gomit Chopra and Vikrant Chhokar.

Published at Tue, 05 Oct 2021 04:22:14 -0500