New Delhi: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan’s special bail plea by his lawyer Satish Manishinde has been rejected and the star kid will remain in Arthur Road Jail Quarantine Cell till Wednesday (October 13). A special Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) court in Mumbai on Monday said it will hear on Wednesday the bail plea of Aryan Khan, an accused in the Mumbai cruise drug bust case. The court asked the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) to file its reply on Wednesday morning and argue the same matter in the second half of the same day.
Aryan Khan has given a statement to the court in which he has said that no drugs have been recovered from him and if NCB wants to further interrogate, they can call him as many times as he wants without keeping him in jail.
His lawyer claimed that he was in the custody of NCB from Sunday to Friday and his statement has already been recorded. He further argued that the fact in this case, which is on record, is that Aryan is the first person without any drug recovery.
Mumbai’s Esplanade Court on Friday (October 8) rejected the 23-year-old’s bail plea. The star kid has been kept in the Quarantine Cell of Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai. Although his RT-PCR report has come negative, but according to jail officials, the new accused will have to be kept in a quarantine cell for at least seven days.
The NCB raided a cruise ship going from Mumbai to Goa on the evening of 2 October and seized 13 grams of cocaine, 5 grams of MD, 21 grams of charas and 22 tablets of MDMA and Rs 1.33 lakh in cash. Aryan Khan was also present on the cruise ship and was detained by the authorities along with seven others Arbaaz Seth Merchant, Munmun Dhamecha, Vikrant Chhokar, Ismeet Singh, Nupur Sarika, Gomit Chopra and Mohk Jaswal. The next day he and Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha were arrested. No recovery of drugs was made from Aryan personally.
(with inputs from IANS)