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Mumbai drugs case: No respite for Aryan Khan, bail order reserved for October 20

Opposing Aryan Khan’s bail, Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Anil C Singh said that bail should not be granted to Aryan, on the grounds that he will tamper with evidence.
 

Mumbai drugs case: No respite for Aryan Khan, bail order reserved for October 20-dnm
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Mumbai, First Published Oct 14, 2021, 5:07 PM IST
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A special court on Thursday hearing the bail pleas filed by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, who was arrested in connection with the seizure of banned drugs on board a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast reserved the bail order for October 20.

Opposing Aryan Khan’s bail, Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Anil C Singh said that bail should not be granted to Aryan, on the grounds that he will tamper with evidence.

“He is not a consumer for the first time. And has been a regular consumer of drugs for the last few years. The panchanama clearly establishes that he was in conscious possession of contraband as he admitted the charas was in possession of Arbaaz Merchant and that they were going to smoke it on the cruise. So it may not be right to say he was not found in possession of any drugs. Both were in touch with peddler Aachit Kumar. He was in touch with a foreign national and we are taking assistance of MEA and also written to our head of Department in Delhi,” agued ASG.  

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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.

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