MUMBAI: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Monday sought further custody of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan and other two in drugs case for more 9 days during bail hearing in a local court in Mumbai.
The actor’s son, who has applied for bail in the matter, was sent to a day’s NCB remand by district court on Sunday. A Mumbai court on Monday is currently hearing Jr Khan’s bail plea in the drugs case, the Economic Times has reported.
Earlier today, Aryan Khan’s mother, Gauri Khan was snapped leaving for court from their Bandra house ‘Mannat’ for her son’s bail hearing. Satish Maneshinde, one of the India’s top lawyers who has defended actors such as Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt and Rhea Chakraborty in the past, will be representing Aryan Khan in the drugs case.
In his argue, defence lawyer Maneshinde said “No substance seized from my client (Aryan Khan) which is in contravention of NDPS Act. If any substance is seized from the co-accused that doesn’t make any grounds to take my client into custody.”
According to a report in timesofindia.com, Aryan Khan and others were taken to Mumbai’s JJ Hospital for medical check-up after which they were brought to the court. The NCB arrested eight accused including Jr Khan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha in the rave party bust from a cruise ship off Mumbai coast on Sunday.
The three accused where sent to a day’s NCB custody and will be produced in front of the court shortly today. The remaining five, who were arrested late on Sunday night, will be produced before the court for remand on Monday.
When Aryan Khan was produced before a court on Sunday after his arrest, his lawyer Maneshinde had argued that Jr Khan was arrested based on social media buzz and “no drugs were found on his person”. He had said that his client was invited for the party and had no ..
An NCB team, led by Wankhede, on Saturday raided the cruise ship after they got a tip-off that a rave party was scheduled onboard. The agency seized 13 gm of cocaine, five gm of MD, 21 gm of charas and 22 pills of Ecstasy and Rs 1.33 lakh during the raid.
There were 1,800 people on the ship and over 20 officials of the NCB were onboard the ship posing as customers. On Monday, the NCB conducted more raids on the cruise ship as it returned to Mumbai.
It may be recalled that Aryan Khan was taken into custody by India’s Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Sunday for alleged possession of banned drugs and substance abuse on board a cruise ship.
According to the Hindustan Times, Aryan and two others were taken into custody on Sunday after drug enforcers raided a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast and busted a party where drugs were being used. “Aryan and others were on the cruise ship where the agency busted a rave party,” NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede said. Officers seized cocaine, hashish and MDMA (ecstasy) amongst other drugs at a cruise terminal in Mumbai.
A Delhi-based event company is believed to have organised the party and a series of others on cruise ships. The cruise ship was scheduled to go to Goa on Saturday night and return to Mumbai by Monday.
The 23-year-old and others were taken for a medical examination at a hospital in Mumbai after which Aryan was brought back to the NCB’s office for an interrogation. Officials said they were tipped off about the rave party and boarded the ship as passengers. The court had remanded Aryan to the custody of NCB till Monday. He is to be produced before court again on Monday after his medical examination.
The chief of NCB has stated that they will be looking at a larger “Bollywood connection” in relation to the case. “There is a Bollywood connection and we are investigating all angles of the case. We are looking at the main supplier and the entire cartel behind this drugs case,” he said to Indian news agency PTI.
The agency on Saturday night raided a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast and busted a party where drugs were being used. “Khan and others were on the cruise ship where the agency busted a rave party,” NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede said.
The bureau has registered a case under section 8C, 20B, 27 read with 35 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, after officers seized 13 gms of cocaine, 21 gm of charas (hasish), 22 pills of MDMA (ecstasy), 5gm mephedrone, and cash worth Rupees 1.33 lakh at International Cruise Terminal, Green Gate Mumbai.