Prabhakar Sail, an unbiased witness of the Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) within the drugs-on-cruise case involving Aryan Khan, died of a coronary heart assault at his residence in Mumbai, police stated at the moment.
“Prabhakar Sail, 37, died of a coronary heart assault at his home in Mahul (Chembur) on Friday night,” a police official informed information company Press Belief of India.
He was taken to the civic-run Rajawadi Hospital in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar, the place he was declared ‘introduced lifeless’, he stated.
Prabhakar Sail’s lawyer Tushar Khandare confirmed that Sail died after he suffered a coronary heart assault and that his members of the family don’t suspect any foul play.
Prabhakar Sail, who claimed to be the bodyguard of NCB witness KP Gosavi, had alleged in an affidavit that he had heard Mr Gosavi talk about a Rs 25 crore pay-off deal after Aryan Khan was arrested throughout a raid on a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast on October 3 final yr.
The Narcotics Management Bureau had informed the court docket that Sail had turned hostile and his affidavit was nonetheless pending earlier than the court docket.
Aryan Khan was named an accused within the case together with 19 others by the Narcotics Management Bureau.
Aryan Khan, 24, is the son of Bollywood celebrity Shah Rukh Khan.
The accused individuals had been booked below related sections of the Narcotics Medicine and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act for alleged possession, consumption, sale/buy of banned medicine, conspiracy and abetment, amongst others.
Of the 20 arrested accused within the case, solely two are at present in judicial custody and the remainder are out on bail.