Ground Report | New Delhi: Aryan Khan granted Bail; The Bombay HC granted bail to Aryan Khan and co-accused Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha against the rejection of their bail plea by the special NDPS court in the NCB drug case.
Shah Rukh Khan’s 23-year-old son has been in custody since October 3, hours after a drug raid on a cruise ship party.
Aryan Khan’s arrest and denial of bail had sparked a debate as to whether it was justified, as there was no evidence of drug abuse or seizure in his case. Aryan Khan’s father Shahrukh Khan is one of the biggest movie stars of India. Scores of fans gathered outside Khan’s Mumbai home “Mannat” for several days to show their support.
Aryan Khan Drug Case?
Aryan Khan and his friends were arrested in a drug case registered by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in a case related to the raid on a rave party aboard a cruise ship on October 2.
On 7 October, a Mumbai magistrate’s court sent Shah Rukh’s son Aryan Khan, along with seven other accused, to 14-day judicial custody. Aryan’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde had then filed a bail application. The Special NDPS Court in Mumbai on Wednesday rejected the bail pleas of Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Khan, and Munmun Dhamecha in the drugs case.
During the hearing on the bail plea on October 14, NCB’s counsel ASG Anil Singh told the court that Aryan Khan takes drugs regularly. He cited on-record statements to claim this in court. Referring to Aryan Khan’s WhatsApp chat, the NCB said that he regularly takes drugs and 6 grams of charas recovered from Arbaaz Merchant was for his consumption.