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Cruise Drugs case: Aryan Khan’s Bail hearing reserved till October 20

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Aryan Khan drug case

Aishwarya Rathore –

Published On: October 14, 2021 at 19:34 IST

A Mumbai Special NDPS Court reserved its decision on the Bail Application of Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan and two others — Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha — in the Mumbai Cruise Drugs case.

Khan and others will now have to remain in jail till October 20.

The NCB opposed Aryan Khan’s Bail application, claiming that bail had nothing to do with the amount of Narcotics recovered from him.

NCB Counsel Anil Singh stated, “Six grams of charas was found from Arbaz Khan during the raid by the NCB. Investigation has revealed accused number 1 (Aryan Khan’s) role in the illicit prominent and distribution of contraband.”

Singh further added, “Innocent until proven guilty doesn’t apply in the cases of NDPS offences. In the NDPS Act, the presumption is of a culpable mental state, and it is for the accused to prove that he was not in possession during the Trial.

NCB further alleged that Arbaaz Merchant and Aryan Khan associated and worked in close collaboration, so the offences were attracted against them, especially Section 29 of the NDPS Act.

Aryan has now completed his isolation period in Arthur Road jail and has been moved with other inmates.