Aryan Khan’s bail application has been rejected once again in the Cruise Drugs Party case. The Special NDPS Court of Mumbai has refused to grant bail to Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamicha, including Aryan. Aryan, arrested on October 3, has been lodged in Mumbai’s Arthur Road Jail since October 8. Aryan has got the batch of prisoner number 956 in the jail. Aryan’s 14-day judicial custody also ends on October 21.
In Aryan’s case today only the operative part of the judgment was put forward. Detail order is yet to come. However, during the hearing of the matter on October 14, while reserving the judgment, Justice Patil had said that he is busy on October 20, but he will try to hear Aryan’s bail.Who is the lawyer appearing for the accused, NCB?
ASG Anil Singh is looking after this matter on behalf of NCB and is being assisted by Advocate Shriram Shirsat in the court. Shirsat was also assisting ASG in the Riya Chakraborty drugs case in the Bombay High Court. SPP Advait Sethna is also representing NCB.
Senior advocates Satish Maneshinde and Amit Desai are appearing for the accused, especially Aryan Khan. Both are considered to be Mumbai’s veteran lawyers in such cases. Manshinde has given relief to Salman from the court in the Sushant drugs case, Riya Chakkrili and Desai in the hit and run case. This is the reason that during the hearing of October 14, there was a tremendous fight between the two sides.
NCB’s argument against bail
Earlier, opposing Aryan’s bail, Anil Singh had said that records and evidence show that Aryan has been taking drugs regularly for the past few years. The ASG said that Aryan is quite influential and if released on bail, there is a possibility of tampering with evidence or running away from the law. Singh further said that Aryan and his friend Arbaaz have been arrested on the basis of solid evidence. Foreign links to drugs racket have to be investigated. This is a big conspiracy which needs to be investigated. Arbaaz used to take drugs from Arbaaz, so he should not be given bail. The NCB also placed a WhatsApp chat in the court and claimed that the investigation of this chat has revealed that Aryan Khan has an important role in the drugs case.
Aryan’s drug chat with actress may get stuck in bail
In some of Aryan’s chats with NCB, he is seen discussing drugs with an emerging actress. During the hearing on October 14, the NCB presented it before the court as evidence. It is also being said that the actress was present on the cruise and was initially let go by NCB. In the coming time, this actress can also be questioned by the NCB team. This conversation of Aryan with the actress can put a big hindrance in his bail.
The defense put this argument for Aryan’s bail
Earlier on October 13, the hearing was held for about 3 hours, but the debate could not be completed. During this, the defense argued on the sections imposed on the accused from the Panchnama of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) to get Aryan bail, while the NCB opposed the bail and presented its side. He said that no drugs were recovered from Aryan. Nor has NCB received any cash. The person who invited Aryan to the party is not arrested. Aryan has no connection with Munmun Dhamecha.
Desai’s allegation – Aryan was forcibly taken statement
Aryan’s lawyer Amit Desai has also described Aryan’s confession as a forced statement. Desai said that the NCB is saying that Aryan has confessed that they were about to take charas with Arbaaz, but the court also knows how to get things done.
BJP MLA prayed for Aryan’s bail
BJP MLA from Ghatkopar West assembly seat in Maharashtra, Ram Kadam has prayed for the release of jailed Aryan Khan. Ram Kadam said, getting bail is a fundamental right under the constitution and law. But the Uddhav government has stood in support of the drug mafia. Ram Kadam tweeted, ‘Praying that Aryan Khan gets bail today. Getting bail is a fundamental right under the Constitution and the law. This is not a fight against one particular individual, but the war against drugs of the entire human race.