Lawyers of Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan today moved the Bombay High Court after the special NDPS court denied bail to Aryan Khan in connection with the cruise rave party. Aryan Khan has already spent 13 days in Arthur Road prison starting 8 October. On 1 October, the special NDPS court had heard the lawyers of both the NCB and Aryan Khan and reserved the verdict for 20 October.
The first week of November will be a vacation for the court because of Diwali. Hence, the lawyers are attempting for an early hearing of the case by the high court.
Additional solicitor general Anil Singh who is the counsel for the Narcotics Control Bureau said they have been informed of the mentioning of the plea in the high court by Khan’s lawyers.
Senior advocates Satish Maneshinde and Amit Desai were present before the single bench of justice Nitin Sambre to mention the plea. However, the court did not allow mentioning on Wednesday. Khan’s advocates are likely to mention it on Thursday morning at 10:30 AM.
timeline of what happened so far in the Aryan Khan case
2 October: NCB raided a Goa-bound cruise and busted a rave party based on a specific tip-off.
4 October: Aryan Khan’s NCB custody was extended till 7 October.
7 October: Aryan Khan’s bail plea was rejected and he was sent to 14-day judicial custody.
After that Aryan Khan’s lawyers moved to the special NDPS court.
13-14 October: The special NDPS court heard Aryan Khan and the NCB counsels and reserved the verdict for 20 October.
20 October: The special NDPS court rejected bail to Aryan Khan.
While Aryan Khan’s lawyers argued that no drugs were found on him, the NCB argued that the quantity of the recovery is immaterial here as he is part of a nexus. The 6 g charas recovered from Arbaaz Merchant was for the private consumption of Aryan Khan and Arbaaz, the NCB submitted.
Today, the NCB presented Aryan Khan’s drug-related chats with a new actor, providing more evidence of Aryan Khan’s connection with the case.