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FPJ Legal: No bail for Aryan Khan, 2 others in Mumbai cruise drugs bust case; NDPS court reserves order for October 20

04:57 PM Oct 14, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

A Mumbai Special NDPS court reserved its order for October 20 on bail application of Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha.

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan's 23-year-old son Aryan Khan did not get bail and will be sent back to jail till Wednesday, October 20.

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Judge V V Patil has reserved his order on Aryan Khan's bail plea. The judge has said he will try to give the order on October 20, after Dussehra.

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What had NCB and court say on Wednesday?

Earlier on Wednesday, as the investigation in the cruise ship raid case progresses, Mumbai Court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing for Thursday on bail applications of accused Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha.

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in its reply filed in a special court on Wednesday, had said that its investigation has revealed Aryan Khan's role in illicit procurement and distribution of contraband.

The NCB further said that Aryan Khan used to procure drugs from Arbaz.

The special Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) court is hearing a plea for bail to Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan arrested from a cruise off Mumbai during a raid by the agency in which banned narcotics were seized.

Six grams of Charas was removed from the Arbaz Khan from his shoes during the raid by NCB."Investigation has revealed accused number 1 (Aryan Khan's) role in the illicit prominent and distribution of contraband," said NCB in its reply.

"It is also revealed in the investigation that accused number 1 (Aryan) used to procure drugs from accused number 2 (Arbaz Khan) and people connected to Arbaz. Six gm of charas was removed from the accused number 2 from his shoes during the raid by NCB," said NCB's reply.

"Accused numbers 1 and 2 are associated and worked in close collaborations so the offences are attracted against them especially section 29 of the NDPS Act ( Criminal Conspiracy to commit an offence)," added the reply.

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.

(With inputs from ANI)

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