New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has handed over copies of their reply to the lawyers concerned on bail applications of Aryan Khan and others in connection with drug seizure on a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast. The NCB has opposed bail for each accused. Earlier today, the NCB had told Special Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) court that it would file a reply on the bail plea of Aryan Khan and others. The court will resume the hearing at 2:45 PM today and the Additional Solicitor General Anil C Singh is likely to appear in the court.
The court on Monday asked the NCB to file its reply today morning and argue in the same matter in the second half of the day. Aryan Khan is currently in judicial custody and lodged at the Arthur Road prison in Mumbai. In his plea, Aryan Khan said he was innocent and has not committed any crime and that he has been falsely implicated in the case. A total of 20 people, including two Nigerian nationals, have been arrested so far in the case related to the seizure of drugs following a raid at a party on the Cordelia cruise ship off the Mumbai coast on October 2.
Here are the Latest Updates from Aryan Khan's bail hearing:
- On that Sunday, only these people were arrested, whereas the panchnama has more people also. They were arrested for involvement in consumption, sale and purchase", Aryan Khan's lawyer.
- The 13 gms of cocaine are not from Khan and neither are the ecstasy pills, mephedrone. Nothing is from him. He did not have cash. He did not have plans to consume or sell drugs", Aryan Khan's lawyer to Court.
- All these persons are an integral part of a common thread that cannot be separated or dissected from each other. In such a situation, the quantum of recovery from an individual becomes inconsequential.
- Relevance of CCTV footage will be decided at the time of trial and not at this primary juncture when the investigation is at the initial stage and is ongoing and form a part of investigative material. Such demand would cause great prejudice to the ongoing investigation: NCB on CCTV footage of Cordelia Cruise Ship.
- Considering the influence that Aryan Khan holds in society, it is very much possible that he may tamper with evidence and influence other witnesses whom he personally knows. Also, the possibility of the applicant fleeing justice cannot be ruled out. Section 37 rigours (against the grant of bail) applicable as sections 28 and 29 are invoked: NCB to Mumbai Court
- The NCB in its reply has stated that the material collected during the investigation has primarily revealed that Khan has played a role in so far as illicit procurement and distribution of contraband is concerned.
- Khan and Merchant have been associated in close collaboration with each other which is sufficient to attract offences under Section 29 NDPS act. It is so far apparent that Aachit and Harijan supplied charas to Khan and Merchant: NCB in its reply said.
- The hearing in Aryan Khan's bail application will commence at 2:45 pm as there is no senior lawyer currently present in the Special NDPS court for the Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB).
- Drugs on cruise matter | Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) hands over copies of their reply to the concerned lawyers on bail applications of Aryan Khan and others. NCB has opposed bail for each accused.
- Shah Rukh Khan's manager Pooja Dadlani was spotted outside court.
- No orders have been given to any agency to track Sameer Wankhede, who is investigating the Mumbai drug case, Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse-Patil said amid snooping allegations
- The NCB also recorded the statement of the driver employed by Shah Rukh Khan who dropped Aryan Khan at the international cruise terminal on October 2, before the raid.
- The NCB had last Monday claimed before a city court that "shocking and incriminating" material was recovered in WhatsApp chats of Aryan Khan and two others who were among the nine people arrested in connection with the seizure of banned drugs showed international drug trafficking which needs to be probed.
- Apart from Aryan Khan, four other accused in the case - Arbaaz Merchant, Munmun Dhamecha, Nupur Sateja, and Mohak Jaiswal - have also filed bail pleas in the special court, which will be heard today.
A Mumbai Magistrate court had on Thursday sent Aryan, son of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan and seven others to judicial custody for 14 days. On Friday, the Esplanade court rejected the bail plea of Aryan Khan, Arbaz Seth Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha, in the case related to the seizure of drugs following a raid at a party on a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast.
Posted By: Talibuddin Khan