Witness Kiran Gosavi arrested in Aryan Khan case, sent to jail till November 5

Witness Kiran Gosavi arrested in Aryan Khan case, sent to jail till November 5

Highlights

  • NCB’s independent witness Kiran Gosavi arrested by Pune in connection with the discovery of drugs on cruise
  • He was arrested by the police on Thursday in a case of cheating, the case was registered in 2018.
  • A senior official said that Gosavi, who is absconding, has not surrendered before the police.

Pune
Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) independent witness Kiran Gosavi was arrested by the Pune Police in a cheating case on Thursday in connection with the drug discovery case on Cruise. This case was registered in 2018. He has been sent to judicial custody till November 5. Gosavi, who is absconding, has not surrendered before the police, a senior official said. He said that he stayed at various places in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Telangana during his absconding.

After the NCB raid on a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast on October 2, pictures and videos of Gosavi with Aryan Khan, son of actor Shah Rukh Khan, who was arrested in the case, went viral. Prabhakar Sail, another independent witness in the narcotics case, has alleged that after Aryan was brought to the NCB office, he called on Gosavi to ask Sam D’Souza to demand Rs 25 crore and decide the case for Rs 18 crore. He was heard talking because he had to pay ‘Eight crore rupees to Sameer Wankhede (Director of Mumbai Regional Unit of NCB)’.

Information of surrender was given in Lucknow
Gosavi had on Monday refuted all the allegations of SAIL and said that he would surrender before the Lucknow Police. Pune Police Commissioner Amitabh Gupta said on Thursday that they have arrested Gosavi in ​​a 2018 fraud case. Gupta said that the Pune Police arrested Gosavi from Katraj area at 3 am and following due process, he would be produced in the court.

fraud case surfaced in 2018
“A case of cheating was reported in Pune city in 2018, in which Gosavi is the main accused,” the official said. The chargesheet in this case was filed in 2019. “Gosavi had earlier said to surrender, but did not do so,” Gupta said. The official said that Gosavi used to stay in various hotels by the name of Sachin Patil and claimed to be working with an organisation. Gosavi was probably present during the raid on the cruise ship and was seen at the NCB office when Aryan Khan was brought there.
Her selfies and videos with Aryan Khan were seen on social media.

‘Lookout notice also issued’
The NCB had called him as an ‘independent witness’. Earlier, Pune Police had arrested Sherbano Qureshi, Gosavi’s assistant, in a cheating case registered by Chinmay Deshmukh. Deshmukh had alleged that Gosavi cheated her to the tune of Rs 3.09 lakh on the pretext of getting her a job in the hotel industry in Malaysia. This money was deposited in Qureshi’s account. The case was registered at Faraskhana police station here. Earlier, the police had also issued a ‘lookout notice’ to prevent Gosavi from leaving the country. Gupta said that they recently came across a picture of the accused on social media and since then they were looking for him and police teams were sent to several places. “Today morning we succeeded in arresting him,” he said.

Gosavi on remand till November 5
According to the officer, ‘We were trying to trace him for the last ten days. He was roaming in many places including Lucknow, Hyderabad, Fatehpur, Jalgaon, Mumbai, Panvel and Lonavala. A Pune court has sent NCB key witness Kiran Gosavi to police remand till November 5 in the cruise drugs case. This custody has been given in connection with a case of cheating in 2018.

Kiran Gosavi was arrested

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