Cruise Drugs case: Aryan Khan and 2 others in NCB custody till Oct 7

Mumbai Killa court on Monday sent the actor’s son Aryan Khan and two others to the custody of NCB till October 7. Star child was apprehended by the NCB on Sunday.

Mumbai Killa court on Monday sent the actor’s son Aryan Khan and two others to the custody of NCB till October 7. Star child was apprehended by the NCB on Sunday. As the NCB busted a rave party on the Cordelia cruise ship and detained 8 people, on 2nd October. SRK’s son Aryan Khan is among those, who were detained for the interrogation about the drug bust case in the Mumbai cruise.

The magistrate’s court granted NCB’s plea that more investigation is required, after the seizure of drugs. Aryan was picked up along with seven others during the NCB raid. These include Arbaz Seth Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha as well. Aryan’s lawyer stated, nothing was found in his client’s possession and he was apprehended only based on WhatsApp chats.

The NCB wants longer custody of Khan, Merchant, and Dhamecha (till October 13) to proceed ahead with the investigation process, which it confirmed has bigger ramifications. The lawyers of the trip conversed the NCB’s plea, saying the agency has not been able to assure anything and arrested their clients as they are “high profile people”.

However, when Court asks whether custody is necessary, NCB officer Wankhede replies, “Yes sir. We need to know the role and connection. We have to call and confront.” Aryan Khan’s lawyer argues “There is no custody needed. If needed, we will cooperate and come whenever asked to. Aryan was not distributing drugs. Everybody connected to the ship needs to be interrogated, then how we’re allowed to go? The ship was allowed to sail”.

Court asks NCB, “If you say Aryan and Arbaaz consumed then why didn’t you invoke section 22 B of NDPS act”.
Court dictates order, “Pleas from the accused lawyers says, the role doesn’t disclose the commission of offence.. interrogation those accused from whose possessions alleged contraband was seized”.

Mumbai’s Esplanade Court has sent Aryan Khan, Arbaz Seth Merchant, and Munmun Dhamecha to NCB custody till  October 7.

NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede, who was at the helm of the Mumbai Cruis drug bust, was seen moving out of court after the judge pronounced the verdict in favor of the NCB, extending the custody of Aryan Khan and other accused till October 7. Moreover, Apart from Aryan Khan, Arbaz Merchant, and Munmun Dhamecha, five other accused Nupur Sarika, Ismeet Singh, Mohak Jaswal, Vikrant Chhoker, Gomit Chopra sent to NCB custody.

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