Cruise ship drug case: Session Court will hear Aryan Khan bail plea on Wednesday
After hearing the arguments of both sides, the Session Court has adjourned the hearing to Wednesday. NCB sought one week time to file an objections, however, Aryan Khan advocate contended that the matter be heard on urgent basis.
Mumbai: The Session Court has adjourned the bail application of Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan in the cruise ship drug case on Wednesday.
Special judge V.V.Patil has adjourned the hearing on Wednesday after hearing both sides of the arguments. Aryan Khan advocate, Amit Desai, pressed the court to hear the matter on urgency, however, the Special Public prosecutor appearing for Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) sought time to file objections.
Advocate Satish Maneshinde appearing for Mr. Aryan Khan stated that bail application has served to NCB on Friday and sought an early hearing of the case, probably today or Tuesday.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate R.M. Nerlikar has rejected the bail application of Aryan Khan on the ground of its maintainability. After hearing marathon arguments of both sides, the Magistrate court has rejected the bail plea stating that it has no jurisdiction to hear the matter.
Special Public Prosecutor A.M. Chimalker appearing the NCB submitted that the investigation is going on and evidence is being collected, thus NCB requires one week time to file an objection.
Maneshinde and Desai opposed the same. contended that there was no illegal substance recovered from Khan while also pointing out that granting bail will not stop NCB from conducting further investigation, personal liberty of the petitioner has been violated by keeping him in judicial custody without interrogation, the argued.
"Bail does not stop the investigation. There was no recovery (of any contraband) from him. So far as this boy is concerned, he has spent 7 days in custody. There is nothing with him, no other material," Mr. Desai argued.
Mr. Desai requested that the matter be heard on Monday afternoon or on Tuesday. On the other hand, SPP Chimelkar requested the court that facts stated by Khan's lawyers were not correct.
"Normally, NCB takes a week to file a reply. The facts that they have been saying are not correct facts, he said and further contended that at least two to three days should be afforded to NCB to file its response.
Khan was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on October 2, 2021, after the NCB raided a cruise en route to Goa from Mumbai.
Khan was charged with offenses under Section 8(c), 20(b), 27, 28, 29 and 35 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act. He had been remanded to NCB custody till October 4 which was extended till October 7, 2021.