Aryan Khan, Following his arrest in connection with the drugs-on-cruise case, Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood celebrity Shah Rukh Khan, has been denied bail. He’ll be held at Mumbai’s Arthur Road jail for the weekend. Mr Khan’s bail application was “not maintainable,” according to a Mumbai magistrate’s court, which agreed with the Narcotics Control Bureau that because drugs had been confiscated, the case should be heard by a Sessions Court.
Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamechat’s bail applications were also denied by the court. To obtain relief, all three must go to the Sessions Court. The young star, from whom the NCB has conceded no narcotics were retrieved, and the other defendants are being held in Mumbai’s Arthur Road jail and will be returned there shortly.
The NCB argued that releasing Aryan Khan on bail would be detrimental to the case. He could tamper with evidence and sway witnesses, according to the agency. Aryan Khan and the others were also described as “frequent users of contraband,” according to the report.
There’s a potential they’ll tamper with evidence because they’re powerful people. It would be different if there was only one person and a modest quantity. We have a lot of evidence… Bail at this point would obstruct the investigation,” said Anil Singh, the Additional Solicitor General.
The agency also stated that Aryan Khan must face others who have been arrested, referring to Achit Kumar. Mr Kumar was arrested, according to the NCB, based on Mr Khan’s statement. Mr Khan’s lawyer, Satish Maneshinde, emphasised, however, that the NCB had not discovered drugs on his client’s person or in his suitcases.
Not a single piece of evidence to reveal or perpetrate any plot… no evidence has been found on me or in my suitcase… where is the evidence to prosecute? I can’t be transported with them (other accused) because I haven’t been detected in possession of anything “He was adamant.
He also pointed to pronouncements made by the Supreme Court, which had previously stated that interrogation, inquiry, and confrontation of the accused with others might occur even after the accused had been released on bond.
Mr Maneshinde also represented actor Rhea Chakraborty when she was detained by the NCB even though no narcotics were found on her and the detention was based on WhatsApp discussions. Mr Maneshinde emphasised that Ms Chakraborty was released on bail: “You cannot hold me unless you show material against me.”