After being arrested for the drugs-on-cruise case, Aryan Khan was denied bail by a Mumbai court on Friday.
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) told a Mumbai court today claimed Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan was “involved in illicit drug trafficking” and was involved in the “supply and distribution of drugs.” The star son’s defense team claimed that he was “not there” during the drugs-on-ship raid, that he didn’t have the money to acquire drugs, and that he didn’t have any medications on him.
The court said The court would hear Aryan Khan’s bail request tomorrow after a hearing that started late afternoon. Since Friday, he has been held in a Mumbai jail.
In a statement to the court this morning, the anti-drugs agency said that Aryan Khan, Accused No. 1 for the NCB, sourced drugs and was in touch with “some persons abroad who appear to be a part of an International Drug. Network for illicit drug procurement.”
“WhatsApp conversations suggest the accused was in touch with a foreign national for bulk quantities of hard drugs,” it said, adding that the investigation has disclosed his role in the plot.
The NCB said that all people arrested are “inexorably tied” and that “it is impossible to dissect the role, involvement, and engagement of one accused from that of the other.” “The characteristics of a conspiracy are clear and obvious,” the agency said, adding that “none of the applicants can be viewed in isolation.”
After a drugs raid on the Cruise on October 2, Aryan Khan, 23, was arrested, and his friend Arbaaz Merchant and six others.
Oct 13, 2021 20:36 (IST) :-
Aryan Khan’s WhatsApp Talks Investigators claim he was indeed a drug dealer.
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) told a Mumbai court today that Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan was “involved in illicit drug trafficking” and was involved in the “purchasing of drugs.” The star son’s defense counsel argued that he was “not there” during the drugs-on-ship raid, that he didn’t have enough money to buy drugs, and that he didn’t have had any drugs on him.
The court said the court would consider Aryan Khan’s bail request tomorrow after a hearing that began late in the afternoon. Since Friday, he has been held in a Mumbai jail.
Aryan Khan, the NCB’s No. 1 accused, sourced drugs and connected with them. In a statement to the court this morning, the anti-drugs agency said, “some persons abroad who appear to be a part of an International Drug Network for illegal drug procurement.”
Oct 13, 2021 17:38 (IST) :-
Aryan Khan’s bail application would be heard tomorrow at 11 am, according to Justin.
Oct 13, 2021 17:30 (IST) :-
Court Update | ASG: There are talks about commercial or bulk quantities, but there are discussions about hard drugs with a foreign national.
The contraband was not found in Khan’s possession, despite the panchnama. It was found with Arbaaz, in his case.
I didn’t interrupt him, so he will not like it. He would be quick to point out any factual inaccuracies subsequently.
Our position is that the contraband was found in possession of Merchant, who met Khan at his home and admitted to having a relationship with Khan in his voluntary statement.
So Merchant and Khan went to Khan’s home in the same car, and they were arrested at the terminal. The contraband with Arbaaz was for their use, and that they were both conscious of it. Khan was also informed of Merchant’s involvement.
If I knew, that’d be conscious possession. They found the others in control, but I’m not; it may not be a proper submission.
Oct 13, 2021 17:17 (IST) :-
Court Update | ASG: Bail hearings happen every day, but they don’t have to be decided on the same day. It is a government organization, and the entire nation is concerned with drug trafficking and consumption, which is a severe social offense.
Every day, parties are planned, and drugs are used, so this includes college students. It has an effect not only on economic problems but also on other facets of life. The drug trafficking group is a cause of worry for us.
It’s hard to believe when somebody (Khan) is invited. Nothing is shown. In short, police claim that somebody with me was carrying contraband.
I’ll also read the panchnama and WhatsApp messages to show that it’s not a case where someone says, “I were only asked, and at most, I could have consumed (drugs).”
It’s not like we knew it was a conspiracy the day he was arrested in a conspiracy case. There are 20 accused, many of them are peddlers, and there is evidence that Khan and Merchant chatted them. That’s been added in the third remand.
Oct 13, 2021 17:15 (IST) :-
Court Update | ASG: Bail hearings happen every day, but they don’t have to be decided on the same day. It is a government agency, and the entire nation is concerned over drug trafficking and consumption, which is a severe social offense.
Every day, parties are organized, and drugs are consumed, and so this includes college students. It has an impact not only on economic problems but also on other facets of life. The drug trafficking gang is a cause of worry for us.
Oct 13, 2021 17:04 (IST) :-
Adv Ali Kaashif Khan Deshmukh| Court Update: They found substances in a room corner. What is all this conscious possession which has been found in the corner of the room?
They are attempting to demonstrate that there is a conspiracy, but they have failed.
Why aren’t they arresting the others while concentrating just on me? There is a false allegation made against me.
They’re trying to show that smaller quantities found are equal to commercial quantities found; that’s the new trend.
Oct 13, 2021 16:57 (IST) :-
According to the arrest memo, Adv Ali Kaashif Khan Deshmukh for Munmun Dhamecha | Court Update: I had nothing to with the grounds for my arrest. Although I am not a celebrity, I was arrested. I’m not linked to him in any way. Aryan and Arbaaz are friends, and I am acquainted with them. All of the allegations against Aryan and Arbaaz are stated in NCB’s response.
Oct 13, 2021 16:52 (IST) :-
Adv Ali Kaashif Khan Deshmukh offers information from the court. Two friends were there, according to the panchnama. They (drugs) were kept in the corner of a bit of desk. They found that the weight was 0.5 gm. Nothing was recovered from me, as according to their panchnama, but Soumya Singh got things recovered.
Oct 13, 2021 16:26 (IST) :-
Probe Reveals Aryan Khan’s Role In Conspiracy, Illegal Procurement And Consumption Of Drugs: Anti-Drugs Agency
The Narcotics Control Bureau on Wednesday opposed Aryan Khan’s bail plea, trying to claim that inquiry so far has revealed his role in the conspiracy, illicit drug procurement, and consumption. Aryan Khan is the son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and was arrested for the seizure of banned drugs onboard a cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai.
According to the NCB’s affidavit, Aryan Khan was in touch with some people who appeared to be part of an international drug network for drug procurement.
Financial transactions performed abroad are now being examined further, according to the agency.
“Some international linkages pertinent to this applicant (Aryan Khan) have been unearthed during initial investigation, which prima facie indicate illicit drug procurement.” According to the affidavit, the investigation would give extra time to approach a foreign agency.
The NCB further said in the affidavit that NCB could not consider each of the Accused’s cases individually or separately because a prima facie investigation reveals that all of the accused, including Aryan Khan, have a close link/nexus for conspiracy to commit crimes.
It is impossible to separate or dissect one from the other. “This applicant (Aryan Khan) has all components of crime, including preparation, intention, attempt, and commission,” the affidavit stated.
The NCB filed an affidavit in response to Aryan Khan’s bail plea before special judge VV Patil, who is appointed to hear cases under the Narcotics, Drugs, and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
According to the news agency PTI, the judge is now hearing the bail plea.
Oct 13, 2021 15:52 (IST) :-
“Aryan Khan wasn’t even on the cruise, nothing was found on him,” says Aryan Khan’s lawyer to Mumbai court
Court Update | Amit Desai (upon request for Aryan Khan): He pointed out illegal international drug trafficking, citing Aryan Khan.
Illegal trafficking is mentioned in the NDPS Act, and it is a serious crime; I think NCB is aware of this. he should not use such terms in this situation; he did everything to prevent the bail plea. Have you been able to make any contacts with Aryan Khan? The court has already heard such cases.
Without any recovery or custody, Aryan Khan was linked to illegal trafficking.
It is a conspiracy in which all of these elements are linked. Not everyone on the Cruise was arrested and captured a few on the streets. They found nothing on Aryan Khan, who wasn’t even on the Cruise.
The growth, production, manufacturing, consumption, and interstate import and export of drugs are all instances of illicit trade. Despite having nothing to do with it, a textbook about illegal trade has been written.
Police can take action under 27A inside the event involving unlawful trafficking. It is the only law under which law can take action, but a review of the remand plea shows that the Panchnama does not refer to illegal trafficking.
They could say that the police found it during the investigation. When the police searched Aryan Khan, his phone was forcibly removed, not mentioned in the remand application.
Oct 13, 2021 14:35 (IST) :-
Mumbai Drugs-On-Cruise Case: Aryan Khan, Others Inextricably Connected: Narcotics Control Bureau’s No Bail Argument
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) says in its reply to a court that will decide on Shah Rukh Khan’s son’s bail request that Aryan Khan and the other accused in the drugs-on-cruise case are connected cannot separate their roles.
“The ingredients of conspiracy are clear and evident,” the state writes in its court answer, adding that “one of the applicants cannot be considered in isolation.”
When officers from the anti-drugs agency raided a Mumbai cruise ship party in disguise on October 3, no drugs were found on Aryan Khan. Nevertheless, the NCB argues that it does not reduce their role.
Oct 13, 2021 13:43 (IST) :-
Court Update | The NCB reply states: The evidence collected during the investigation has revealed that Accused No. 1 (Aryan Khan) is engaged in the unlawful procurement and distribution of contraband.
It seems that Aryan Khan acquired contraband from Accused No 2 on a routine basis (Arbaaz Merchant). And sources connected to Accused No. 2, whose conscious possession (shoes) revealed 0.2 g of charas. Aryan and Arbaaz have a history of working alongside.
As a consequence, Accused Nos. 17 and 19 seem to behave given charas/ganja to Accused With no. 1 and 2.
According to the investigation, accused No. 3 (Munmun Dhamecha) was also arrested with five grams of hashish in her conscious possession. She was apprehended with a large amount of contraband from the Cruise. Consequently, her culpable mental state is evident, as she was arrested with contraband from the Cruise.
Oct 13, 2021 13:27 (IST) :-
Court Update | Satish Maneshinde (for Aryan Khan): We have received copies of the reply, but someone has yet to arrive.
Adv. Amit Desai (for Aryan Khan): Somebody comes, then we can start.
Satish Maneshinde (for Aryan Khan): They have chosen not to come.
Matter to be heard at 2:45 pm.
Oct 13, 2021 10:54 (IST) :-
Aryan Khan’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde reaches Mumbai sessions court
Aryan Khan’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde has reached the Mumbai sessions court for Aryan Khan’s bail hearing later today, which will take place once the Narcotics Control Bureau files its reply.
Oct 13, 2021 10:47 (IST) :-
Mumbai Drug Bust Case: No Bail For Aryan Khan On Monday, Next Hearing On Wednesday
After being denied bail twice since his arrest over a week ago, Aryan Khan’s third bail plea did not get heard on Monday, as the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) insisted they were not ready with their statement. The court will listen to Aryan Khan’s bail request today after the NCB files its reply to the court.
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