No bail for SRK's son Aryan Khan in drugs case, court reserves order for Oct 20
Mumbai/IBNS: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan did not get bail in the drugs-on-cruise case on Thursday and will remain in jail for now.
The decision by the Mumbai Sessions Court to not grant him a bail meant that Aryan Khan, who has spent 12 days in jail since his arrest, has been left with no legal options till the order is announced.
The court has reserved the order till next Wednesday (Oct, 20).
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) said that Aryan, 23, is a regular consumer of drugs as the bail hearing resumed for the second day.
Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh, representing the anti-drug agency, referred to on-record statements to claim to the court that "he (Aryan Khan) used to consume it for the last few years".
Meanwhile, senior advocate Amit Desai, arguing for Aryan Khan, said that the WhatsApp chats the NCB was was considering as proof can often appear suspicious given the kind of language young people use today.
"Please bear in mind one other reality. Today's generation have a means of communication, which is English... not the Queen's English.. it's sometimes what the older generation will call a torture. The way they communicate is very different," he said.
"Conversions on chats can often be misunderstood. WhatsApp chats are supposed to be private conversations. But I am told there are no messages or conversations on the mobile about the rave party," Desai reportedly said.
The defence argued that Aryan Khan did not have drugs on him when he was arrested and that he did not have money to purchase drugs. Desai also stated that Aryan was not caught consuming any drug.
The Khan family has plunged into a crisis after Aryan, 23, was arrested in the drug case following a raid at a rave party on a cruise close to two weeks ago.
Aryan Khan has been lodged in Mumbai's Arthur Road Jail since then.
On Thursday morning he and five other accused were shifted from the quarantine block after their mandatory Covid tests returned negative.