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Aryan Khan Case LIVE: Aryan Khan Bail Hearing To Resume In Bombay High Court Shortly

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Aryan Khan Case LIVE: Aryan Khan Bail Hearing To Resume In Bombay High Court Shortly

Aryan Khan Case: Aryan Khan has been in Mumbai’s Arthur Road jail since October 8.

Mumbai:

Aryan Khan’s bail hearing will resume shortly before the¬†Bombay High Court. Senior advocate and former attorney general of India Mukul Rohatgi will appear on behalf of Aryan Khan, son of superstar Shah Rukh Khan. Mr Rohatgi called Aryan Khan’s arrest “arbitrary” yesterday as the court began its bail hearing.

Aryan Khan was wrongfully arrested though there was “no consumption or possession of drugs” and cases involving such small quantities of drug called for rehab rather than jail, former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi argued on Tuesday in Bombay High Court.

Mukul Rohatgi argued that the case against Aryan Khan was based on old WhatsApp chats that were “irrelevant” and had nothing to do with the cruise. There was no recovery, no consumption and therefore “no need to arrest” him, said the senior lawyer.

Aryan Khan has been in jail since October 8. He was arrested after drug raids on a cruise ship party on October 2 by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).

Aryan Khan has been denied bail twice before. The special anti-drugs court that denied him bail last week said he knew about charas hidden in his friend Arbaaz Merchant’s shoe, and this amounted to “conscious possession”. Arbaaz Merchant was also arrested along with Aryan and 18 others.

Here are the LIVE updates on Aryan Khan’s Bail Hearing:

Aryan Khan Bail Hearing
Arguments today will commence with senior advocate Amit Desai arguing for Accused Number 2 Arbaaz Merchant, and then Accused Number 3 Munmun Dhamecha’s lawyer followed by arguments by Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh for the Narcotics Control Bureau.

Former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, Senior Advocates Satish Maneshinde, Amit Desai and ASG Anil Singh in court. Aryan Khan’s bail application to be heard by Bombay High Court shortly.

Aryan Khan Bail Hearing: Aryan Khan’s Lawyer Reaches Court
Aryan Khan’s lawyer Satish Manshinde has reached court for the bail hearing.

Accused Arbaaz Merchant’s father Aslam Merchant said they should also get the benefit given to two other accused in the case, who were¬†granted bail yesterday.

Drugs-On-Cruise Case: 5-Member Anti-Drugs Agency Team Reaches Mumbai
A five-member team of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) reached Mumbai on Wednesday to probe allegations of corruption levelled by Prabhakar Sail, a witness in the drugs on cruise matter of Mumbai, ANI sources said on Tuesday. The team is led by Deputy Director General (DDG) of NCB Gyaneshwar Singh and 4 other NCB officers. The bodyguard of NCB witness Kiran Gosavi, Prabhakar Rohoji Sail alleged that Mr Gosavi took Rs 50 lakh from an individual after the raid at the cruise ship. Mr Sali had said, “I worked as a bodyguard of Kiran Gosavi. I assisted him during the Mumbai cruise drugs case.”

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