Mumbai court sends Shah Rukh Khan’s child Aryan Khan, 2 others to NCB custody till October 7

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Image Source: ANI Mumbai court sends out Aryan Khan to NCB custody till October 7

Esplanade Court in Mumbai on Monday sent out Aryan Khan, Arbaz Seth Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha in the custody of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) till October 7. NCB detained Shah Rukh Khan’s child on charges of intake, sale, and purchase of narcotic drugs, after a rave celebration was busted aboard a luxury cruise liner. The agency busted an alleged drugs party on the Cordelia Cruise ship which was on its way to Goa at mid-sea on Saturday night.

Extra Chief Metropolitan Magistrate R M Nerlikar kept in mind that the examination in the case is of prime importance and considering this element, the presence of the implicated prior to the NCB is necessary.

“The reality is that the co-accused in the event were discovered in belongings of drugs and these three implicated (Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha) were accompanying them. Examination is of prime value and for this reason it is helpful for both the prosecution and the accused to prove their innocence,” the court stated.

Six other accused – Nupur Satija, Ishmeet Chadha, Mohak Jaiswal, Gomit Chopra, Vikrant Chhokar and a drug provider from suburban Juhu, were detained late on Sunday and produced prior to the magistrate’s court on Monday.

The implicated were produced prior to a Mumbai Court after their medical. Previously, NCB told the court that they require Aryan in custody till October 11.

“Cruise liner party case: ASG Anil Singh appearing for NCB before a Mumbai Court states implicated Aryan Khan, Arbaz Seth Merchant& & Munmun Dhamecha booked under 8C, 20, 27,&& 35 NDPS Act. 5 more apprehended & & under examination, he sends prior to court. NCB seeks 9-day custody of the implicated,” tweeted ANI.

Meanwhile, NCB’s Superintendent V.V. Singh, in his arrest memo, stated that Aryan Khan was being detained under the NDPS Act for his “participation in the consumption, sale and purchase of contraband” (drugs) in addition to other recognized and unidentified persons.

The arrest was made in connection with the seizure of 13 gms drug, 5 gms MD, 21 gms charas, and 22 tablets of MDMA, totally worth Rs 1,33,000 from him. Aryan Khan, 23, acknowledged and said that he comprehended the grounds of his arrest and has actually informed his family of the same.

(With Inputs from PTI)

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Released at Mon, 04 Oct 2021 07:41:51 -0500