Mumbai, October 13 (Agency)
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Wednesday claimed that its probe has revealed that Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, arrested in connection with the seizure of banned narcotics on a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast, was involved in conspiracy, narcotics. was involved in the smuggling and purchase of During the hearing in a special court here, senior advocate Amit Desai, appearing for Aryan Khan, termed the bureau’s argument as “inherently absurd” and said that when no drug was found from his possession, he was not punished at the level of getting bail. should be done. During the hearing of Aryan Khan’s bail application on Wednesday before VV Patil, the special judge nominated to hear cases related to the NDPS Act, Desai said the accused are young adults and not a drug dealer, smuggler or gang member. ‘These substances (drugs) are legal in many countries. They should not be punished at this stage when bail is sought. They have endured a lot and lessons have been learned. The hearing of the matter in the court will continue on Thursday as well.
pointing to the international network
Opposing the bail plea, the NCB claimed in the court that Aryan Khan has been taking narcotics for the past few years and was in contact with some people who appear to be part of an international network for purchase. The investigation into his financial transactions abroad is on. Sufficient time is needed for investigation, as is to approach the concerned foreign agency. Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh, appearing for NCB, said that if even one of the accused is released on bail, the investigation will be hampered.
refusal to plead for nothing
Anil Singh opposed Aryan Khan’s argument that nothing was received from him. Arbaaz Merchant first met him at Aryan Khan’s house and then they left for the cruise. According to the Panchnama of NCB, the intoxicant (6 grams of charas) found with Arbaaz was to be used. Aryan Khan was aware of this. The NCB said in the affidavit, “Prima facie it has been found that Arbaaz Khan bought narcotics from Arbaaz Merchant and his associated sources and 6 grams of charas was recovered which he kept in his conscious.”