Mumbai Court remands 1 day Police Custody of Aryan Khan & 2 Others

Aryan Khan NCB Custody Drugs

Alka Verma

Published On: October 4, 2021 at 11:15 IST

A Holiday Court of Mumbai allowed the custody of Aryan Khan, who is the son of Bollywood’s Superstar, Shah Rukh Khan.

Aryan, along with two others has been taken into Custody by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) connection with the cruise rave party from where drugs were seized.

Additional CMM RK Rajebhosale gave the orders to remand Aryan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha.

NCB asked for two days Custody whereas Aryan’s Lawyer agreed for only one day.

NCB’s Counsel Advocate Advait Sethna stated that though the three of them have been booked under a Bailable Offence, still he wants two days custody for further Investigation.

Adding to it, he stated that around 13 grams of cocaine which is an intermediate quantity, 5 grams of MD (mephedrone) which is also an intermediate quantity, 21 grams of charas which is a small quantity, 22 pills of MDMA (ecstasy) which again is the intermediate quantity and Rs 1,33,000 has been seized from International Cruise Terminal, Mumbai.

“I am not venturing into the merits of the matter but considering the quantum of contraband is significant we need two days for investigation. WhatsApp Chats have been recovered…What I am asking today is only to facilitate my investigation,” stated Advocate Sethna.

On the other hand, Advocate Satish Maneshinde who was appearing for Aryan stated that he is allowing only one-day custody so that NCB can complete his investigation.

Advocate Maneshinde observed that,“I am withdrawing statements (under section 67) made. Anyway, the accused statement is not admissible. He was invited by the organizers of the party. No contraband was found on him, no boarding pass. According to them, there are various chats which implicate him.”

Adding to this, he also stated that the embargo for Bail under Section 37 of the Narcotic Drugs And Psychotropic Substances, Act would not apply.

Aryan Khan, along with others will be delivered under the steady gaze of a Court in Mumbai today, a day after he and seven others were captured following a strike.

 It should be noted here that after an overnight strike on a voyage, the NCB previously kept eight people, including Aryan Khan, for cross-examination and later Aryan Khan, Munmun Dhamecha and Arbaaz Merchant were detained. 

Aryan has been accused of the utilization of medications while the other two with acquirement.

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