Aryan Khan, Shah Rukh Khan's son, received no relief from the special court today, as the decision on his bail application was postponed until October 20. Aryan, who was detained by the NCB following a raid on a dance party on board the Cordelia cruise ship last week and ordered to judicial custody, will spend six more days in Mumbai's Arthur Road jail. During the bail hearing on Thursday, his lawyer, Amit Desai, praised the NCB's efforts in combating the drug problem while also reminding them of his client's constitutional rights as he pleaded for his release.
After being granted judicial custody, Aryan has been detained in Mumbai's Arthur Road Jail since Friday. Today in the special court, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) continued to oppose Aryan Khan's bail request. They said that proof suggests Shah Rukh Khan's son has been a habitual drug user for the past three years. His companion Arbaaz Merchant was also found to be in possession of contraband, according to the agency. "This was for both of their consumption." As a result, bail should not be granted since Khan could tamper with evidence or influence witnesses, according to NCB in court.
After being detained in connection with the seizure of forbidden narcotics onboard a cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai, Aryan Khan has filed a bail application with a special court. After their Covid report came back negative, Arthur Road Jail Superintendent Nitin Waychal announced today that Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's son and five others were moved to the common cell from the quarantine barrack. Meanwhile, Nawab Malik, the leader of the Nationalist Congress Party, who has been blasting the NCB and the BJP over the drug bust case, has claimed that he has received threats as a result of his "exposure."
Amit Desai, Aryan Khan's counsel, and senior advocate argued for his client's bail on Wednesday, saying that several countries have legalized some of these medicines.
He even stated that SRK's 23-year-old son was not on the cruise and was detained while on his way to the celebration. While opposing the bail request, the NCB stated that Aryan Khan had been using narcotics for a few years and was in contact with several individuals who appeared to be part of an international drug network for drug procurement. The investigation into foreign money activities is continuing, according to the agency.
The NCB's Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh stated that even if one of the defendants is released on bail, the investigation will be impeded. He told the court that the accused's (Aryan Khan and Arbaaz Merchant) WhatsApp communications were about large quantities of drugs and conversations with a foreign national.