Aryan Khan Was Framed In Drugs Case Claims New Witness
Aryan Khan Case: 'Pre-planned' Raid, Shahrukh's Son 'Framed', Witness Informs Mumbai Cops
Aryan Khan was released on bail recently, but the youngster is still in the news. The latest report in India Today states that a new witness in the cruise drugs case, claims Shah Rukh Khan’s son was framed to mint money. Witness Vijay Pagare, recorded his statement with the Mumbai Police’s special investigation team (SIT) on November 4. In his statement, Pagare claimed that the raid on the cruise ship on October 2 was pre-planned. He added that Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan was framed by certain people in order to mint money.
Vijay Pagare allegedly claimed that he had been living with Sunil Patil for the last few months in order to recover his money from him. He had witnessed the alleged extortion and framing of Aryan Khan.
Vijay told India Today, “I had paid him in 2018 for some work. He did not do the work and was not paying my money back. So, I was following him wherever he went. I was with him in Ahmedabad, Surat and at Mumbai’s Lalit Hotel and Fortune Hotel.”
Vijay said that Sunil was staying at Fortune Hotel in Navi Mumbai on September 27. A room was booked at the same hotel in witness KP Gosavi’s name as well. For the unversed, Sunil Patil’s name cropped in the alleged extortion charges on Saturday when Maharashtra BJP leader Mohit Kamboj claimed he is the ‘mastermind’ in the case.
Vijay also said that at the hotel, BJP-affiliated witness Manish Bhanushali, KP Gosavi and Sunil Patil met a few days before the raid on the cruise happened. He was in the hotel room when Manish kissed Sunil Patil and said, “Bada kaam ho gaya [the big work has been done]. We have to leave for Ahmedabad but don’t take Pagare along.”
On October 3, Manish allegedly returned to the hotel room and met Vijay and told him to come along to get his money. Both then went to the NCB office. On reaching the office, Vijay saw media at the office and was told that Aryan had been detained by the NCB. He then saw some news clips about the cruise party raid and saw visuals of Manish and Gosavi escorting the accused. It was then he realised the raid on the cruise was pre-planned.
He added that though he tried to reach out to Advocate Satish Maneshinde, to inform him about it he didn’t listen.