Aryan Khan to stay in jail as court reserves order on bail plea
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's son, Aryan Khan, will continue to stay in jail as a special court on Thursday (October 14) reserved its order on the bail pleas filed by Aryan in the cruise drug bust case. The court is likely to pronounce the order next week.
During the hearing, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) stated that Aryan was a regular consumer of contraband for last few years. Citing government's national policy on Narcotics Drugs, Aryan's counsel Advocate Amit Desai argued that he, as the end consumer, was a person affected by the drug abuse.
On Wednesday (October 13), 10 days since Aryan was arrested along with his friend Arbaaz Merchant and model Munmum Dhamecha, the NCB opposed the bail plea filed by Aryan, saying the probe so far has revealed his role in the conspiracy and illicit procurement and consumption of drugs.
The NCB in its affidavit also claimed that Aryan was in touch with some persons, who appear to be a part of an international drug network for procurement of drugs. Further probe is on with regard to financial transactions done abroad, the agency said.
Calling the NCB's allegations of "illicit drug trafficking" against Aryan as "inherently absurd", his lawyer said a reformative approach is needed, as his client has suffered enough.