Mumbai Drug Bust Case LIVE Updates: A news channel quoted its sources as saying that using ‘some new revelations’ found during the Mumbai drug bust investigation, the NCB is likely to oppose Aryan Khan’s bail plea.
Mumbai Drug Bust Case LIVE Updates: Bail plea of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan‘s son Aryan Khan and seven others will be heard by a special court today, around 11 am, in connection with the cruise ship raid in Mumbai on October 3. The case came to the special court after a magistrate’s court rejected their plea on the ground that it did not have the jurisdiction to decide on the matter. The Narcotics Control Bureau claimed to have recovered banned drugs from some persons aboard the cruise ship, hinting at an “international drug trafficking” network which needs to be probed. The NDPS court had issued orders to the NCB on Monday and asked it to file its reply regarding the matter by October 13.
Aryan Khan’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde maintains that he was “falsely implicated” and that the NCB has no grounds to keep him in custody since no psychotropic substances were recovered from his personal possession. Senior lawyer Taraq Sayyed, who is representing Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha in the case, asked in the court why would the accused go on the ship to sell five grams charas when they can buy the entire ship? “The 5 grams charas they have allegedly found, will those boys go on the ship to sell it? Like I said earlier, why would they go on the ship to sell 5 grams charas when they can buy the entire ship,” he was later quoted by ETimes.
Meanwhile, the NCB is likely to oppose the bail application of Aryan Khan. A report in India Today quoted sources as saying that the agency has come across some new revelations during the investigation. The interrogation of some of the accused will be put in front of of the court by the NCB. Shah Rukh Khan’s son and others were charged with offences under Section 8(c), 20(b), 27, 28, 29 and 35 of the NDPS Act. On October 7, Aryan was remanded to judicial custody for 14 days after which he immediately moved court seeking bail.