Cruise Drugs Case: Aryan & 7 others sent to judicial custody for 14 days; bail pleas to be heard at 12.30pm tomorrow

The NCB’s custody of big-wig’s son Aryan Khan in relation to the cruise drug bust case ended on 7 October (today). Hearing of bail plea of Aryan has already started. Mumbai court sent Aryan Khan, his mate Arbaz Merchant and 6 others to judicial custody for 14 days and the bail pleas to be heard at 12.30pm tomorrow.

The NCB’s custody of big-wig’s son Aryan Khan to the cruise drug bust case ended on 7 October (today). Hearing of bail plea of Aryan has already started. Mumbai court sent Aryan Khan, his mate Arbaz Merchant and 6 others to judicial custody for 14 days.

 

The NCB’s custody of Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant, and Munmun Dhamecha ended on 7 October. The Killa court started hearing the case and Aryan Khan and Arbaaz Merchantt were also presented at the court. Before the hearing, Aryan Khan’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde had requested the court for permission to speak to Aryan. And the same had been approved.

However, Sources informed that NCB demanded further custody of Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant, and Munumun Dhamecha till October 11. During the hearing, Aachit’s lawyer asserted that his client was made to confront Aryan and Arbaaz. “Now what more do they (NCB) want to?” the lawyer said, requesting judicial custody so that a bail application can be moved. While the NCB during the hearing maintained that they were just ‘doing their job’. Pointing out that they have credible information, they reiterated their demand for custody till October 11.

Meanwhile, The Killa court dictating order on Aachit Kumar, who is accused in the drug cartel, stated, “During the custodial interrogation of Aryan and Arbaaz, Aachit’s name was revealed. When NCB conducted searches at his residence in Powai, 2.6 grams of Ganja recovered. His role has been disclosed during the probe.” It is said that, the court sent  Aachit Kumar to NCB custody till October 9. Subsequently, After Aachit Kumar, Aryan Khan, and 7 other related to the cruise drug bust case were brought to the courtroom for the hearing.

However, During the hearing, NCB argued that a total of 17 has been arrested, including one foreign national. Pointing out that Aachit Kumar’s name was revealed by Aryan khan and Arbaaz khan, the NCB further added, “Confrontation is required for a thorough interrogation.” argued that till today, i.e, October 7,  there has been development in the drug case. “NCB intercepted organizers, the drug peddler,” the lawyer representing the Central agency said, adding that it is a crime of a conspiracy, and everyone has to be interrogated’. “Aachit Kumar is in custody for two days, now we need these accused to be confronted with each other,” he added.

Maneshinde further said, “If they find any pieces of evidence against me, I am ready to get examined. I will cooperate with the interrogation.” Pointing out that Aryan has given admission that he didn’t have drugs, and also there is no complaint against him, Maneshinde urged the court to allow him judicial custody.

Whereas, the lawyer of Munmun Dhamecha, another accused in the case, stated that drugs were found in the cabin booked for Munmun. “During the screening, however, nothing was found.”

Arbaaz Merchant’s lawyer during the hearing said that there is ‘no question of custody’. “Where is the question of custody. They are saying they want to confront. How long does it take to confront? Bring them all together and confront,” he said.

The lawyer reading section 437 CRPC, said that most of the accused in this case were arrested with small quantities and can be awarded just a fine if found guilty.

And finally, a Mumbai Court announced that Aryan Khan & 7 others is sent to judicial custody in the cruise drug bust case.  Esplanade Magistrate court said that the case will be heard by special NDPS court; the court also stated that it will hear the bail plea of Aryan Khan at 12:30 am tomorrow.

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