Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik today said Aryan Khan, the son of Shah Rukh Khan, was kidnapped for ransom and the matter became unravelled “because of one selfie”.
“It was said in court that Aryan Khan did not buy a ticket and go on a cruise. That he went there because of Pratik Gaba and Amir Furniturewala… I want to say straight off that is a matter of kidnapping and ransom,” Mr Malik said at a press conference this morning.
A “trap was laid” by a kin of BJP leader Mohit Kamboj, Mr Malik said. “Aryan Khan was taken there. And game of kidnap and ransom of Rs 25 crore was started. A deal was made for Rs 18 crore. Rs 50 lakh was paid. But a selfie ruined the game and this is the truth,” he said, referring to the selfie of private investigator KP Gosavi with Aryan Khan.
The minister also named Mohit Kambhoj as the mastermind in the case and alleged that he was anti-drugs officer Sameer Wankhede’s partner in the extortion racket.