The bail application of Shah Rukh Khan (Shahrukh Khan) son Aryan Khan (Aryan Khan Bail Plea Hearing) in the Mumbai Cruise Drugs Party case was heard in the Mumbai High Court (Bombay High Court) today (October 25, Tuesday). The bail application will now be heard tomorrow (Wednesday, October 27). The hearing will be held tomorrow at 2.30 pm. The debate over Aryan and Arbaaz’s bail has come to an end today. The bail application will now come up for hearing after 2.30 pm tomorrow.
Aryan Khan had moved the high court for an immediate hearing after the special court refused bail under the NDPS Act in a hearing held on October 20. Former Attorney General of India Mukul Rohatgi today came forward to defend Aryan Khan after his bail plea was rejected by the Magistrates’ Court and sessions court. He termed Aryan Khan’s arrest as illegal and put the NCB in the dock over the action.
No recovery, no medical, no drugs yet why arrest Aryan Khan?
He introduced a new affidavit on behalf of Aryan Khan. Mukul Rohatgi questioned whether Aryan khan did not recover the drugs. Mukul Rohatgi told the court that medical examination has not been conducted so far after the action against Aryan Khan. On what basis can the NCB accuse Aryan Khan of taking drugs when there is no medical examination? No recovery, no medical, no drugs Yet Aryan khan was sectioned 27A by NCB and described as part of the drugs racket.
No transaction related to purchasing and sale of drugs was made by Aryan Khan
There has been no transaction related to the purchase and sale of drugs by Aryan Khan. Aryan wasn’t financing this party. How can the NCB allege that they were involved in the drug transaction? Mukul Rohatgi said Aryan Khan did not have a cruise party ticket. They didn’t even arrive on the cruise. They were arrested before arriving on the cruise.
Aryan Khan targeted – Mukul Rohatgi
Mukul Rohatgi argued in favor of Aryan Khan’s bail saying that Pratik Gabha had invited Aryan Khan on a cruise. The Mumbai Cruise Drugs Party took place on October 2. 6 grams of drugs were recovered near Aryan Khan’s friend Arbaaz Merchant. The drugs were not recovered from Aryan. NCB is saying that Aryan used to consume drugs. People abroad were in touch. All these things have been trialed. Must prove there. Aryan Khan had only one friend here, Arbaaz Merchant. Aryan has nothing to do with the rest of the 20.
Aryan doesn’t mention the cruise drugs party in any chat, then how is the chat proof against him?
Aryan Khan’s chats being cited have nothing to do with the Mumbai Cruise Drugs Party. That chat relates to someone else’s place in another relationship. These chats are from 2018-2019. Aryan and Achit had a chat several months ago. There was a chat about a game. But it’s going to mean a different thing. There was no reason to arrest Aryan in the Mumbai cruise drugs party case. That is, Aryan Khan was deliberately targeted. Their rights have been misused by the NCB. Aryan was invited as a guest on the cruise on the 2nd. They didn’t take drugs, yet they were trapped and targeted.
If there was no party, how did the drug party become a case when the party was caught in advance?
Mukul Rohatgi said Aryan Khan was going to Goa for two days. The cruise was on its way to Goa from Mumbai on October 2. It is said that the drugs party took place on the cruise. Rohatgi said suppose 5-10 youngsters know each other and plan to let’s party. But there was no party. The party was already caught. Arbaaz has already said that drugs have been planted against him. The arrest of Aryan Khan in such a case is completely illegal.
Aryan Khan’s mobile was seized, why not mention it in Panchnama?
Mukul Rohatgi raised another important question on the NCB’s action in the court. Rohatgi said his mobile was seized when Aryan Khan was caught. Why has NCB not mentioned this in its panchnama? The mobile chat is being talked about so much that the cruise drugs party has nothing to do with it. Is that mobile phone not mentioned anywhere in the Panchnama of NCB?
Aryan Khan takes drugs so why was he not sent to the de-addiction center?
Mukul Rohatgi argued in favor of Aryan Khan saying that NCB is repeatedly trying to prove that Aryan Khan takes drugs. If Aryan Khan takes drugs, the NCB should have sent him to the de-addiction center by now. Why has NCB not sent Aryan Khan to the de-addiction center so far? Why were they detained for 20 days? Rohatgi said these are young children. The law says that they should be treated as victims and not as accused. Even if they had consumed, they should have been rehabbed, not detained.
Satish Maneshinde and Amit Desai had so far argued in favor of Aryan before Mukul Rohatgi argued in favor of Aryan Khan today. Apart from these, Anandini Fernandes and Rustom Mulla were also in the lawyers’ team. The NCB was being defended by Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh in the High Court.
NCB strongly opposes bail for Aryan Khan
Earlier, the NCB strongly opposed the bail granted to Aryan Khan. NCB accuses Aryan Khan of taking drugs and being associated with international drug trafficking. The NCB argued in the high court that witnesses were being bought. Attempts are being made to tamper with the evidence. The NCB named Shah Rukh’s manager Pooja Dadlani and said she was engaged in the work. The NCB said that this is enough to reject the bail application. Evidence can be destroyed if Aryan is granted bail. Aryans can leave the country. Not only Aryan but NCB also opposed the bail granted to Aryan Khan’s co-accused Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhami.
I did not make any allegations against the NCB officials
Earlier, Aryan had written in his affidavit presented to the Bombay High Court that he did not know Prabhakar Sail. They are unaware of the allegations about their case. This is a matter between officials and political people. Prabhakar Sail, the bodyguard of KP Gosavi, a witness in the case, had alleged that gosavi had asked a man named Sam D’Souza to deal with Shah Rukh Khan’s manager for Rs 25 crore and settle the deal for Rs 18 crore. Out of these, Rs 8 crore was to be given to NCB officer Sameer Wankhede.
Justice directs to reduce congestion before starting hearing
Before hearing the cruise drug case, the Bombay High Court asked only 45-55 people involved in the case to stay in court to reduce the crowd. Police have been asked to ensure that the crowd is reduced. The decision was taken because of the corona. The matter number of Aryan Khan’s bail plea was 57.