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Aryan Khan Applies For Bail, Mumbai Court Decision Tomorrow

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Published on October 07, 2021 with No Comments

Aryan Khan, the son of megastar Shah Rukh Khan, arrested in a case involving a rave party in a cruise ship, has been sent to judicial custody.

Aryan Khan, the son of megastar Shah Rukh Khan, arrested in a case involving a rave party in a cruise ship, will no longer be in the custody of the drugs-control agency but will be lodged in jail. “I am of the view that no custodial interrogation is required as sufficient time was given,” the judge said. Within minutes, Aryan Khan’s lawyer moved a bail petition, which will be heard tomorrow.

The 23-year-old and the other accused, however, will spend the night at the offices of the drugs control agency, since the transfer hours for the jail is over and the mandatory Covid test is not done.

Shah Rukh and Gauri Khan were not present in court.

Aryan Khan was arrested on Saturday after a raid on a cruise ship going from Mumbai to Goa. A total of 16 people have been arrested so far — including those that helped organise the event.

Though no drugs was found on him, the Narcotics Control Bureau — while applying for extended custody — had made the case that his WhatsApp chats suggested involvement of international drug cartels and need deeper scrutiny.

The 23-year-old also has to be confronted with a couple of men who have been arrested, the agency contended in court, referring to Archit Kumar, who they said, was arrested on the basis of Aryan Khan’s statement.

“We cannot discuss what took the investigation team so much time to arrest the accused with whom they need to be confronted,” the court said.

“Police custody of an accused without cogent reason would amount to violation of fundamental rights,” court said, adding that the accused cannot be sent to the custody of the investigating agency on “vague grounds”.

Aryan Khan’s lawyer Satish Manshinde had made the case that no drugs were found on him and he cannot be held responsible for the seizures made from others. But Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh had argued that the case “has to be looked at in its entirety”.

Aryan Khan also contended that his WhatsApp chats did not contain anything incriminating. One of his chats with an accused was about football, he had said.

 

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