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No relief for Aryan Khan in drugs case, arguments on bail plea to continue tomorrow Aryan Khan | Drugs case
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No relief for Aryan Khan in drugs case, arguments on bail plea to continue tomorrow

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 26 Oct 2021, 08:42 pm

Mumbai/IBNS: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday did not grant bail to Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's 23-year-old son Aryan Khan in the drugs-on-cruise case.

A battery of lawyers appeared on behalf of Aryan including Mukul Rohatgi, Amit Desai, Satishmane Shinde and others.

Aryan will spend one more night in jail as his bail plea hearing will resume on Wednesday afternoon.

Former Advocate General Mukul Rohatgi appearing for Aryan in the bail hearing at the Bombay High Court on Tuesday highlighted there was no recovery, no consumption or no medical test done on him.

Labelled as 'Accused No 1', Aryan has been lodged in jail since Oct 8. He was arrested after drug raids on a cruise ship party on Oct 2 by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).

Rohatgi said: "No case is made out by NCB either of consumption or of sale or purchase of drugs by Aryan."

He said that Aryan has not accused any NCB officials and he is not connected or concerned with any "panch or witness" referring to independent witness KP Gosavi and his bodyguard Parbhakar Sali, who are involved in the alleged transaction of big money to NCB zonal officer Sameer Wankhede.

Amit Desai said that the NCB is roping in anybody and everybody using an "umbrella charge of conspiracy'' and pointed out that at the time of Aryan's arrest, other accused Arbaaz and Munmun were not booked for conspiracy and before being charged with conspiracy there has to be evidence of an agreement.

Since there is no recovery or consumption, my client was wrongly arrested, Rohatgi said as he narrated to the court how the bail application traveled to the High Court.

Rohatgi said that the WhatsApp chats that NCB earlier mentioned against Aryan "are nothing to do with the cruise party ...the chats with the people were before the party. And the same cannot be used" against the star kid now.

Rohatgi said: "Aryan Khan had gone there with Arbaaz. That's all. They are some boys..the law provides that for small quantities the maximum punishment is one year year and minimum is nothing."

Hearing the arguments, Justice Sambre asked how much more time the lawyers will require to complete their arguments to which Desai said he will require 45 minutes more.

The court then adjourned the hearing till Wednesday and it will continue at 2:30 pm.

[With UNI inputs]