Shashi Tharoor Slams Those Who Are 'Witch-Hunting' Shah Rukh Khan Over His Son Aryan Khan's Arrest

Shashi Tharoor has also called for empathy towards the family's situation.

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Shashi Tharoor Slams Those Who Are 'Witch-Hunting' Shah Rukh Khan Over His Son Aryan Khan's Arrest
Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has said he is "repelled by the ghoulish epicaricacy" of those who are "witch-hunting" Shah Rukh Khan, in the wake of the media frenzy surrounding the arrest of his son Aryan Khan in the Mumbai cruise drug bust case. Tharoor, in a tweet, has further called for empathy towards the family's situation.

Aryan Khan was among the three arrested by the NCB on Sunday evening after a raid at a rave party on a cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai. After appearing in a Mumbai court, he was reportedly denied bail on Monday, and sent to NCB custody till Thursday.

Twitter has since been abuzz with varied reactions from all quarters. Amidst this, Mr Tharoor took to Twitter on Monday and posted, "I am no fan of recreational drugs & haven’t ever tried any, but I am repelled by the ghoulish epicaricacy displayed by those now witch-hunting @iamsrk on his son’s arrest. Have some empathy, folks. The public glare is bad enough; no need to gleefully rub a 23yr old’s face in it."


The Mumbai court on Monday reportedly accepted NCB's plea that Aryan Khan and his friends' further custody is needed after the seizure of drugs from the rave party. Those sent to remand on Monday are Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha.

NCB officials had been reportedly working on this drug bust for two weeks. They acted on a tip off, and caught their co-passengers consuming drugs red-handed.