Rourkela: After the names of two Odias — Manish Udaya Rajgaria, 26, from Rourkela and Avin Dinanath Sahu, 30, of Raghunathpalli of Sundargarh district — surfaced in the sensational rave party in a cruise ship involving Aryan Khan, son of Hindi film actor Shah Rukh Khan in Mumbai October 2, Sahu’s father Dina Sahu Wednesday denied his son’s involvement in the drug party.
Avin has a jewelry shop at Ringroad Taxi Stand in Rourkele while Manish Udaya Rajgaria has a sponge iron plant at Raghunathpalli.
Avin’s father said, ”As festival season set in, his son had gone to Mumbai two weeks ago to purchase jewelry. He travels to Dubai, Mumbai, Amritsar and other places to buy jewellery items.”
His father and other family members claimed that Avin did not take drugs.
“While in Mumbai, Avin was accompanied by some of his friends to attend a separate bachelors’ party in the cruise ship. When he came to know that Aryan is in the ship, he was waiting to take a selfie with Aryan. At this time, NCB team conducted a raid all off a sudden. Avin and Manish were caught in the mess,” his father said.
He also said that as his son was caught without any base, he would take legal recourse.
Similarly, Udaya Rajgaria, father of Manish Udaya Rajgaria, said his son had gone to Mumbai several times in the past to attend bachelors’ parties.
The NCB lawyer reportedly claimed that both Manish and Abina were on the cruise as guests. The NCB officials seized 2.4 grams of ganja from the possession of Manish while Sahu confessed to have consumed ganja twice on board.
The arrest of the two has set various circles abuzz about their alleged drug consumption.