The Mumbai court took the decision on Thursday of sending Aryan Khan and seven others to judicial custody for 14 days. Later the NCB took Aryan and other accused to its office after producing him before Esplanade Magistrate court.
All 17 have been produced before the court and the 18th person is yet to be produced before the Mumbai court.
Achit Kumar, is also arrested by the NCB after Aryan Khan and Arbaz Seth Merchant revealed his name.
Aryan Khan’s counsel, Satish Maneshinde, told the magistrate court that the youths deserve the chance to reclaim their freedom.
He claims that teenagers are unaware of the link between their behaviour now and the consequences they will face tomorrow. Other decisions in comparable cases, including the Bollywood drug case involving actor Rhea Chakraborty, were read out by the top lawyer.
“Judgments on how legislation handled with those who had smaller quantities recovered from them, need to be seen,” Maneshinde added, noting that the law is developing.
Negative result on the Covid test
Aryan Khan, Shah Rukh Khan’s son, and the other suspects tested negative for Covid-19 and were deemed medically healthy. They will now be transferred to Arthur Road Prison, where the accused will be transported to court for a bail hearing.
NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede had asked the court to retain the accused at the investigative agency’s Mumbai office because jails do not accept prisoners without a coronavirus test report.
Aryan Khan’s and seven other people arrested in the Mumbai drug bust case have filed a bail application on mother Gauri Khan’s birthday. The plea will most likely be heard at 12:30 p.m. in a magistrate court.
Judicial detention for 14 days
The issue involves the alleged seizure of prohibited substances aboard a Mumbai-bound cruise ship.
The court had awarded SRK’s son, his buddy Arbaaz A Merchant, model Munmun Dhamecha, and five others 14-day judicial custody the day before. Meanwhile, NCB officer Sameer Wankhede has been the target of raids by the Nationalist Congress Party.
After “gathering more data and material to reveal the NCB’s wrongdoings,” Nawab Malik plans to hold a news conference at 12 p.m. today. He had previously published videos of Kiran P Gosavi and Manish Bhanushali entering and exiting the NCB office on the same night as the cruise ship raid.
Selfie goes viral
According to Nawab Malik, Kiran P Gosavi was the individual who allegedly snapped a viral selfie with Aryan Khan, while Bhanushali, who was seen with Aryan Khan’s pal Arbaaz Merchant, is a BJP leader.
The NCB was forced to publish a statement claiming that the individual in the viral photo is unrelated to the organisation.
Both of them appear to have been NCB’s informants in this case. In reality, Bhanushali eventually admitted to NCB that he had told them about the rave party.
Sharad Pawar, the NCP’s supremo, questioned the role of the “witnesses.” “What is their function?” To see what’s going on? “However, they don’t have the authority to apprehend the accused,” he added. The leader did stress, though, that drug networks should be busted and that no bad precedents should be formed.
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) made a strong case for an extension of Aryan Khan’s and the other accused’s custody at a local court on Thursday, claiming that they need to be faced with another guy caught in the case to uncover the “chain of plot.”
The NCB apprehended Aryan Khan and two other suspects, Munmun Dhamecha and Arbaaz Merchant, on October 3 following a raid on a Goa-bound cruise ship off the Mumbai coast.
They were first placed in one-day NCB custody, which the court later extended until October 7. On October 4, the remaining five were apprehended and placed in NCB custody until October 7.
At the end of their last remand, they were all brought before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate R M Nerlikar.
The narcotics enforcement agency requested that their detention be extended until October 11th. Based on comments made by Aryan Khan and Merchant, the NCB informed the court that they had apprehended one Acchit Kumar.
It was necessary to take Khan and others into custody in order to face them with Kumar for uncovering the “chain of conspiracy,” according to the report.