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Aryan Khan targeted because of his ‘surname’: Mehbooba

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Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on  Monday came out in open support of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan  Khan, who has been named as an accused in an alleged rave party on a luxury cruise ship and arrested by the NCB on October 3.
The 23-year-old has been in judicial custody and his next hearing has been extended to Wednesday. Mufti claimed that the central narcotics probe agency is “after him because of his ‘surname”.
Referring  to the recent incident in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri, Mufti, who heads the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in a tweet said: “Instead of making  an example out of a Union Minister’s son accused of killing four  farmers, central agencies are after a 23-year-old simply because his  surname happens to be Khan.”
“Travesty of justice that Muslims are targeted to satiate  the sadistic wishes of BJP’s core vote bank,” Mufti said expressing her disappointment.
On October 3, Aryan  and two others were arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in  connection with an alleged rave party onboard a cruise ship off the Mumbai  coast. Aryan is lodged in the Arthur Road jail in the Maharashtra capital.

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