Aryan Khan's Case: He Will Not Be Released On Bail Today; His Next Hearing Will Be On Wednesday
The Case of the Mumbai Drug Bust: Aryan Khan, Shah Rukh Khan's 23-year-old son, has been in a Mumbai jail since Friday.
For the third time since his arrest in the drugs-on-cruise case a week ago, Aryan Khan was denied bail today. After the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) submits its statement to the court, his bail request will be reviewed on Wednesday.
Aryan Khan, Shah Rukh Khan's 23-year-old son, has been in a Mumbai jail since Friday. He and his pal Arbazz Merchant were among nine people arrested after undercover anti-drug agents invaded a ship rave party.
The anti-drugs agency had asked the court to extend his custody till Friday for more time to file its reply.
The court ordered the NCB to do so by Wednesday morning instead, posting Aryan Khan's bail plea hearing to Wednesday instead. Arguing Aryan Khan's case, lawyer Amit Desai had requested that his request for bail be heard today. No drugs were found on him, the lawyer said.
"A one-year sentence is the maximum penalty for this offence. Seven days are insufficient for this child "Mr Desai had stated previously. However, the NCB stated that its statement would not be ready today. A magistrate denied Aryan Khan's most recent request for release, agreeing with the anti-drugs agency that his court lacked jurisdiction to decide.
The NCB has stated that releasing Aryan Khan would jeopardise its investigations because he could tamper with evidence and try to sway witnesses. According to the agency, Aryan Khan, along with others arrested in the investigation, needs to be questioned. Aryan Khan's lawyer Satish Maneshinde stressed in court that no drugs or any material to suggest a conspiracy had been found on him and he could not be clubbed with the other accused.