Shah Rukh Khan’s son, Aryan Khan was arrested by the NCB (Narcotic Control Bureau) on 3rd October along with seven others from a cruise ship in a drug raid case under article 27 of NDPS. Advocate Satish Manshinde represented him at the court. He was remanded to the anti-drug agency’s custody till 4th October, which was extended till 7th October. He was denied bail and lodged in Arthur Road jail on the 8th of October.
He was presented to a special NDPS court where Justice VV Patil denied bail to him and the two other accused, Munmun Dhamecha and Arbaaz Merchant. Manshinde stated that the legal team would move to Bombay High Court for relief after receiving the certified copy of the order. The lawyers of the other two accused would do the and have applied for a certified copy of the order.
In his application to the Bombay High Court, Aryan stated that he is “innocent” and “falsely implicated in the present crime”. He has also assured me not to tamper with any evidence or investigation as a whole. Whereas NCB stated in its report that he has a role in illicit procurement and distribution of contraband and he procured contraband from Arbaaz Merchant, who was found with 6gm of Charas.
NCB has accused him to be a part of the international drug trafficking racket. They have mentioned that Aryan’s WhatsApp chats had a drug-related conversation with a debut actress. Allegedly it mentions foreign transactions which refer to hard drugs. This is for the third time that Aryan’s bail plea had been rejected.
While many came to support Aryan and called this denial of bail as ‘Outrageous’ quite a few took to social media to support Aryan’s extended judicial custody as a fight against Bollywood drug dealings. NCB’s Sameer Wankhede hailed “Satyameva Jayate” after the rejection of the bail. While senior lawyers mentioned that earlier people got out on bail in similar cases. On Thursday, Aryan Khan’s bail plea will be discussed in the Bombay High Court before justice Nitin Sambre.