MUMBAI: Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan and five other accused, who were arrested by Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB) in connection with cruise ship drug raid case, have been shifted to the common cell of the Mumbai’s Arthur Road Jail after their Covid report came negative, the superintendent of Arthur Road Jail said on Thursday.
They were earlier lodged at the quarantine barrack of the Arthur Road Jail here. However, the special Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) court is hearing a plea for bail to Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha in the matter.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Mumbai Court adjourned the hearing on bail applications of Aryan Khan and others for today.
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), in its reply, filed in the special court said that the agency’s investigation has revealed Aryan Khan’s role in illicit procurement and distribution of contraband.
The agency further said that Aryan Khan used to procure drugs from Arbaaz Merchant who was found in possession of six grams of charas during the raid.
A total of 20 people, including two Nigerian nationals, have been arrested so far in the case related to the seizure of drugs following a raid at a party on the Cordelia cruise ship off the Mumbai coast on October 2.
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has claimed that Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan is a part of an ‘international drug network’. The NCB claimed this during the hearing of Aryan’s bail plea in the special court on Wednesday.
The NCB also opposed Aryan’s bail plea in the court and sought more time to investigate into the international link in the cruise drug bust case. The agency also said the initial investigation has disclosed that Aryan used to procure contraband from Arbaaz Merchant, another accused in the drug case.
According to media reports, while no contraband was found from Aryan, the NCB officials had recovered 6gm of charas from Arbaaz.
Aryan Khan’s lawyer has filed the bail plea in the special NDPS court. The star kid, along with his friends, was arrested on October 3 in a drug case.
Aryan Khan stayed in jail for one more night as the special court adjourned hearing in his bail plea till today, Thursday. The special court was to resume the hearing at 12:00 pm on Thursday.
Aryan is currently lodged in Mumbai’s Arthur Road jail after he was denied bail by a magistrate’s court on October 8 in a drug case.
Earlier today, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), in its reply to the bail plea, claimed that Aryan Khan is a part of an ‘international drug network’.
The NCB also opposed Aryan’s bail plea in the court and sought more time to investigate the international link in the cruise drug bust case.
The agency also said the initial investigation has disclosed that Aryan used to procure contraband from Arbaaz Merchant, another accused in the drug case.
Meanwhile, super star Salman Khan is visiting Shah Rukh Khan and once again at his Mumbai seaside abode. While a special court is now hearing Aryan’s plea for bail, superstar Shah Rukh’s friends are visiting him for support.
This is not the first time Salman has been at Mannat amid Aryan’s police custody. The Big Boss host also paid a visit to Shah Rukh on October 3, the same day Aryan was detained.