Drugs case: No bail for Aryan Khan today, Bombay HC to continue hearing tomorrow

by National | 27-10-2021 | 776 views

New Delhi: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday adjourned the bail hearing in the cruise party drugs case. The court will continue hearing the pleas of Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant, Munmun Dhamecha in the case tomorrow, October 28, 2021.The single-judge bench adjourned the hearing of bail applications filed by Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchantt and Munmun Dhamecha for Thursday when NCB will present its arguments. Justice Sambre said the matter will be heard after 2.30 pm tomorrow. 

On Wednesday Aryan Khan's counsel Mukul Rohatgi, co-accused Arbaaz Merchant's lawyer Amit Desai and advocate Ali Kaashif Khan Deshmukh who appeared for Munmun Dhamecha completed their arguments.

After the hearing which went on for over two hours, Justice Sambre said he would hear Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh, who is representing the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), on Thursday. "Tomorrow we will try to finish it," the judge said.

Earlier on Tuesday, the NCB opposed the bail plea filed by actor Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan, who was arrested earlier this month in the cruise drugs seizure case, alleging the 23-year-old was not just a consumer of drugs but also involved in illicit drug trafficking, according to PTI.

The agency also claimed that Aryan Khan and a woman named Pooja Dadlani, Shah Rukh Khan's manager, were tampering with the evidence and witnesses in the case in an attempt to derail the investigation.

On the other side, Aryan Khan's advocates submitted to the HC an additional note, stating that he has nothing to do with the allegations and counter-allegations that are being circulated between the NCB's zonal director Sameer Wankhede and certain political personalities. The NCB on Tuesday filed its affidavit in response to the bail plea filed by Aryan Khan in the HC.

Aryan Khan was arrested on October 3, 2021, by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) along with his friend Arbaaz Merchant (26) and fashion model Munmun Dhamecha (28). The trio is presently in judicial custody. While Aryan Khan and Merchant are lodged at the Arthur Road prison in central Mumbai, Dhamecha is at the Byculla women's prison. A special court, designated to hear cases related to the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS), refused to grant them bail noting that "they were part of the conspiracy". 

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