“I advise Shah Rukh Khan to send Aryan Khan to a de-addiction rehabilitation centre” says Union Minister Ramdas Athawale
Ramdas Athawale: He should be there for 1-2 months instead of keeping him in jail. There are a lot of such centres across the country.
Ramdas Athawale, who is the Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, on Sunday advised Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan to send Aryan Khan, who is arrested in a drugs-on-cruise case, to a rehabilitation centre.
“It is not good to take drugs at a young age. Aryan Khan has a future ahead. I advise Shah Rukh Khan to send Aryan Khan to a de-addiction rehabilitation centre associated with the ministry. He should be there for 1-2 months instead of keeping him in jail. There are a lot of such centres across the country. In 1-2 months, he will be cured of drug addiction,” the Union Minister told ANI.
He additionally said that according to his ministry another law should be planned under which the accused should not be shipped to prison. Athawale further commended Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede for his investigation into the cruise drugs case and said, “At least 5-6 times, the court has received a bail petition but was rejected. This shows that NCB has full approval and it is wrong to say that his arrest is unlawful,” he said.
An NCB team raided an alleged drugs party on the Cordelia Cruise ship which was en route to Goa at mid-ocean on October 2. Aryan Khan and some others were arrested by NCB on October 3. A sum of 20 individuals, including two Nigerian nationals, have been arrested so far for the case. Following Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik’s claim that Wankhede visited Dubai to extort cash, Athawale said, “Nawab Malik is attempting character assassination of Sameer Wankhede. I request Nawab Malik to not falsely accuse someone.”