After continuing to hear arguments on the bail plea filed by Shah Rukh Khan‘s son Aryan in the Mumbai cruise drugs case on Thursday, Judge V V Patil of a special court in Mumbai reserved his order on the same. As a result, Aryan Khan will have to stay in jail at least till October 20.
This is because both the high court and the sessions court will remain shut from October 15 to October 19 due to the Dussehra festival and the weekend. The judge has said he is busy even on October 20 and will try to pronounce his order on that day.
Earlier, on Monday, the court had directed the Narcotics Control Bureau to file its reply to Aryan’s bail plea. The NCB opposed Aryan Khan’s bail plea in court on Wednesday and continued its arguments on Thursday. READ THE FULL REPORT ON ARYAN’S BAIL PLEA
WHAT IS THE CASE?
Aryan Khan was arrested after the NCB conducted a raid on the Cordelia Cruises’ Empress ship off the coast of Mumbai on October 2. A rave party was allegedly taking place on the ship and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son was on board. No drugs were found on him, as per an NCB official.
NCB sleuths said they seized 13 grams of cocaine, 5 grams of MD, 21 grams of charas, 22 pills of MDMA (ecstasy) and Rs 1.33 lakh in cash during the raid.
Seven others were arrested with Aryan Khan, namely Munmun Dhamecha, Arbaaz Merchant, Ismeet Singh, Mohak Jaswal, Gomit Chopra, Nupur Satija, and Vikrant Chhokar. A total of twenty people have been arrested in the case so far, including foreign nationals and alleged drug peddlers.
Aryan Khan was sent to 14-day judicial custody on October 7.