Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood king Shah Rukh Khan, and others arrested along with him for drug use have been remanded in custody by a court in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Aryan Khan was arrested on October 3 by the Narcotics Control Bureau of India (NCB) on drug charges, including friends Arbaaz Merchant, Manman Dhamicha, Nopur Sreeka, Smit Singh, Mohak Jaswal, Vikrant Chopra and Gomat Chopra. The Narcotics Force had today produced Aryan Khan and his accomplices in court for remand, where his mother, fashion designer Gauri Khan, had also applied for bail.
Cruise ship raid case | Narcotics Control Bureau seeks 9-day custody of the other five accused in the case— ANI (@ANI) October 4, 2021
Aryan Khan, Arbaz Seth Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha sent to NCB custody till 7th October.
According to the Times of India, the Narcotics Force told the court that their investigation has not been completed yet, so all the accused should be remanded for at least another 9 days till the investigation is completed. Sent on remand until October 7. The court rejected the petition filed by Gauri Khan and also remanded all Aryan Khan's associates to the Narcotics Force.
Cruise ship party case: ASG Anil Singh appearing for NCB before a Mumbai Court says accused Aryan Khan,Arbaz Seth Merchant& Munmun Dhamecha booked under 8C, 20, 27,&35 NDPS Act. 5 more arrested & under investigation, he submits before court. NCB seeks 9-day custody of the accused— ANI (@ANI) October 4, 2021
According to the report, the Narcotics Force in the court said that during the raid, cash amounting to Rs. 133,000 including cocaine, hashish and other types of drugs was also recovered from the accused. At the time of the accused's appearance in the court, Shah Rukh Khan's son's lawyer told the court that the narcotics force could not prove in the challan that his client was caught using drugs or had drugs in his possession. The client should be released on bail.
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Referring to Aryan Khan's appearance in court, the Indian broadcaster Asian News International (ANI) said that the NCB had produced all those arrested yesterday in a Mumbai court. Physical remand was requested and the court handed over all the accused to the Narcotics Force. The report further said that a case has been filed against Aryan Khan and his accomplices under sections 8C, 20, 27 and 35 of the Narcotics Act.
In this regard, the Times of India reported that Aryan Khan's mother Gauri Khan was also present when he was produced in court, during which he was wearing black glasses while he was accompanied by a team of lawyers. Shah Rukh Khan was not present in the court on the occasion of his son's appearance. On the other hand, the actor's fans supported Aryan Khan on social media and also ran hashtags in his support.
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This is the first time that Bollywood Khan's son has been arrested by the police in a case. Shah Rukh Khan or any of his family members have never been arrested before, although cases have been registered against the actor in the past. ۔ Even before Shah Rukh Khan's son, the children of several Bollywood celebrities or successful actors have been arrested on charges of drug use or having drug parties with friends.