Aryan Khan’s bail plea rejected by Mumbai Court

Aryan Khan

A Mumbai Court rejects bail applications filed by Aryan Khan, son of actor Shahrukh Khan, along with the bail pleas of Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha accused in the cruise ship drug case. RM Nilekar, Additional Metropolitan Magistrate rejected the bail plea on the grounds that it is not maintainable.

ASG Anil Singh, appearing on behalf of Narcotics Control Bureau, has been opposed to bail pleas on the grounds of maintainability and he also pointed out that the charges against the accused cannot be tried by a magisterial court but only by the Special Court of Sessions under the NDPS Act.

Advocate Satish Maneshinde appearing on behalf of Aryan Khan today argued that since there is no recovery from Khan, the rigors of bail under Section 37 of the NDPS Act will not apply to him.

Advocate Taraq Sayed, Arbaaz Merchant’s counsel has denied allegations of illegal possession of 6 gm of contraband. “I will shoot myself in the foot if contraband is found,” he said as he sought access to CCTV footage of the incident.

Advocate Ali Kashiff appearing for Munmum Dhamecha also stated that she deserved to be released on bail because nothing had been recovered from her and that the NCB had failed to show her connection with any of the co-accused.
The ASG, however, suspects that WhatsApp conversations between the alleged supplier Aachit Kumar and Aryan Khan refers to “bulk quantities of drug”.

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