Gosavi had absconded soon after his photos and videos with actor Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan went viral on social media, after the NCB's raid on the cruise ship on October 2.

Gosavi with Aryan Khan
news CRIME Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 11:55

The Pune Police have detained Kiran Gosavi, an independent witness of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in the cruise ship drug case in which actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan has been jailed. Gosavi has been detained in connection with a 2018 cheating case registered against him in Maharashtra, officials said on Thursday, October 28.

Gosavi, said to be a private investigator, had absconded soon after his photos and videos with Aryan Khan went viral on social media, after the NCB's raid on the cruise ship off the Mumbai coast on October 2.

Recently, another witness in the drugs case, Prabhakar Sail, told media persons and detailed in an affadavit that he had overheard Gosavi in conversation over the phone, after Aryan Khan was brought to the NCB office following the raid on the cruise ship, about an alleged demand of Rs 25 crore and "to settle at Rs 18 crore as they have to give Rs 8 crore to Sameer Wankhede".

On Monday, Gosavi had refuted the extortion claims made by Sail, and said he will surrender before Lucknow police.

Pune Commissioner of Police, Amitabh Gupta, on Thursday said they have "detained" Gosavi in connection with the 2018 cheating case.

The official denied that Gosavi had surrendered before the police.

Gosavi was apparently present during the cruise ship raid and was seen at the NCB office when Aryan Khan was taken there. His selfies and videos with Aryan Khan have appeared on social media.

Gosavi has been called an "independent witness" by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), which is probing the drugs case in which nearly 20 people were arrested.

The Pune Police had earlier arrested Gosavi's assistant Sherbano Kureshi in connection with the cheating case, filed by one Chinmay Deshmukh who had alleged that Gosavi cheated him of Rs 3.09 lakh under the pretext of providing him a job in Malaysia in the hotel industry. Kureshi had reportedly received the money in her account.

Earlier, a lookout circular was also issued by the police to prevent Gosavi from leaving the country.

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