‘Aryan Khan’s WhatsApp talks expose he was …’: Why Mumbai Special Court refused bail

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On October 20, Bollywood super star Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan’s kid Aryan Khan’s bail application was turned down by Mumbai’s Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) in connection with his alleged participation in the cruise drugs party case. Now, Aryan’s lawyer will move an application in Bombay High Court versus the court order on his bail rejection. Here are the essential points from the order copy which explains the reasons that the bail plea was turned down.

  1. “Thinking about the evidence on record it can not be said that there are reasonable premises for thinking that candidates accused no. 1 (Aryan Khan), 2 (Arbaaz Merchantt) and 3 (Munmun Dhamecha) are innocent of such offense and they are not most likely to devote such offence while on bail. For all the above factors I hold that bail applications of applicants no. 1, 2 and 3 are responsible to be declined.”
  2. It specifies, “Whatsapp chats prima-facie expose that accused no. 1 (Aryan Khan) is dealing in illegal drug activities of narcotic substances on regular basis. Therefore it can not be stated that accused no. 1 is not likely to devote similar offence while on bail.”
  3. Judge VV Patil stated, “Thus thinking about the prima-facie participation of the applicants/accused no. 1 to 3 (Aryan Arbaaz and Munmun) in commission of tomb and major offense, this is not a healthy case for granting bail. As gone over above, product put on record prima-facie shows that Area 29 of NDPS Act applies. For that reason rigors of Section 37 of NDPS Act would apply. Therefore it is not possible to tape-record a satisfaction at this phase that applicants have actually not devoted any offence under the NDPS Act.”

NCB opposed the bail and said that they need the accused in custody to challenge them with other implicated. The NCB had mentioned that it recovered drugs like 13 grams cocaine, 21 gms charas, 5 gms MD, and 22 MDMA pills in the raid on October 2, from the implicated the majority of whom are connected to the glamour and home entertainment market.

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On October 3, Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha and others were jailed by the NCB in connection with a drug seizure on a cruise liner off the Mumbai coast.

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(Inputs from Rajesh Kumar)

Released at Wed, 20 Oct 2021 08:16:30 -0500