Further hearing on the bail application of Shahrukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan has been deferred till October 14. Aryan will be in jail tonight as well. NCB had responded against the application of Aryan Khan’s bail. On which Aryan Khan’s lawyer Amit Desai made his arguments. On behalf of NCB, ASG Anil Singh countered Aryan’s lawyer. He told how Aryan’s getting bail can affect the investigation and why the investigating agency is suspicious of Aryan. During this, Shahrukh Khan’s manager Pooja Dadlani and bodyguard Ravi were present in the court. Let us inform that Aryan Khan was detained on 2 October during a raid at Cordelia Cruise Party. While NCB has sought more custody of Aryan, Aryan Khan’s lawyer Amit Desai told the court that neither cash nor drugs were found with his client.
These arguments were placed in the court
ASG Anil Singh said on behalf of NCB, it is a responsible agency. The whole country is concerned about the use of drugs and its addiction. Youth, college students are taking. We have to find out who is involved in this. We were told that Aryan Khan was called on the cruise but where is the invitation? Till date, 20 people have been arrested, including peddlers, along with Merchant and Khan used to interact with drug peddlers. I have shown WhatsApp chats in which bulk quantity is mentioned. It is obvious that no one will get it for themselves in bulk. The NCB told the court that the Ministry of External Affairs has been approached to trace a foreign national who was in contact with the accused through WhatsApp chat.
Children are not drug peddlers.
Senior advocate Amit Desai had said on behalf of Aryan, Aryan’s lawyer Amit Desai said, these are young children. These substances are legal in many countries. This situation should not be made worse for them. They have suffered a lot, they have got a lesson. They are not peddlers, racket runners or traffickers.
‘NCB leveled allegations’
He said in the plea, Aryan’s statement has been taken only once and the one whose name he named has also been arrested. The magistrate had rejected the bail only because he did not have the authority to hear and decide that application. Because in that a co-accused was involved in such offenses in which the punishment could be more than 3 years. The main point of NCB’s case is that all the accused are related to each other in this conspiracy, Aryan used to buy charas from Arbaaz. The NCB has also accused the International Drug Chain. It is clearly written in the reply of NCB, connection with other accused. NCB has used a very scary term – ‘illegal trading’ and imposed it on Aryan Khan.
Aryan did not have a plan in advance.
Aryan’s lawyer Amit Desai said, “No drugs were found from Aryan’s possession, nor did he have cash. He also had no plans to sell and consume drugs. They were arrested on Sunday, only these people were arrested while there are other people in Panchnama. These people were arrested for their involvement in taking, buying and selling drugs. Found whatsapp chats and pictures. They said and people have to be arrested. Aryan was kept on remand till Monday. The next day 5 more people were arrested. Now they wanted custody because of the international link. Remand was given till 7 October. After this only Aachit was arrested. But the arrests have now gone beyond Cruise.
Aryan’s lawyer gave this argument.
The Narcotics Control Bureau is opposing everyone’s bail. NCB has submitted the answers to the bail applications of Aryan Khan and others to the concerned lawyers. NCB says, very few banned drugs have been found from some of the accused or no recovery has been made from some of them, but what is the complicity of these people in this conspiracy is the basis of investigation. According to media reports, NCB has claimed in the court that Aryan Khan has confessed to taking charas during interrogation. It is being told that these charas were brought by Arbaaz Merchant, 6 grams of charas was brought on the cruise ship to be taken by both of them.
NCB gave answers against Bell.
According to the ETimes report, so far there is material on record which shows that Aryan Khan was in contact with some people abroad who are known to be part of an international drug network for illegal purchase of drugs. The investigation in this matter is still going on. In the investigation so far, it has come to the fore that accused number-17, who supplied drugs to accused number-1, has been arrested with 2.6 grams of ganja. Apart from this, accused number-19 (Shivraj Harijan), who supplied drugs to accused number-2, has been arrested with 62 grams of charas.
The NCB says that the material found during the investigation has revealed that the accused 1- Aryan Khan has a role in the purchase and distribution of drugs. Apart from this, it has been learned in preliminary information that accused number-1 used to buy contraband from accused number-2 (from Arbaaz Khan). Accused number 1 and 2 have been associated with each other.
Aryan is in Arthur jail.
Aryan’s bail plea was rejected by the Mumbai Court after the NCB custody ended on Friday. After this he was sent to Arthur Road Jail. Aryan’s lawyer applied for bail in the sessions court on October 11.