The Bombay High Court has adjourned the hearing of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan’s bail plea in connection with the drug bust case on a cruise ship off Mumbai coast. The hearing will resume tomorrow. Their lawyers concluded the arguments on their bail applications before Bombay High Court; ASG Anil Singh for NCB will respond to the arguments tomorrow.
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son, who was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau in a drugs-related case is lodged at the Arthur Road Jail with another accused Arbaaz Merchantt. Whereas, Munmun Dhamecha is at Byculla women prison. NCB has opposed the bail saying Aryan could be linked to a larger drug nexus and giving him bail could lead to tampering of evidence and influencing witnesses. Whereas, Aryan Khan’s lawyers claimed the NCB is misinterpreting the 23-year-old’s WhatsApp chats with actress Ananya Panday and others. He also argued that a ‘young man’ like him should be sent to rehab rather than jail.
On a related note, the Mumbai Police informed an inquiry has been initiated to verify alleged extortion claims against NCB Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede and other officials while probing the Mumbai-drugs-on-cruise case.