Bombay HC to take up Aryan Khan’s bail plea on Oct 26

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court said the bail plea of Aryan Khan — who has been in custody now since October 3 in a drugs case filed by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) — will be heard on October 26.

Advocate Satish Maneshinde mentioned the matter before the single-judge bench of Justice Nitin W Sambre early on October 21 morning.

Denying bail to Aryan, a special NDPS court on Oct 20 said that since Arbaaz Merchant, who was with Aryan, was found with contraband and Khan knew about it, this amounted to “conscious possession”.

Aryan had been apprehended with his friend Merchant at the international cruise terminal in Mumbai on October 2, ahead of boarding a luxury liner that was allegedly to hold a rave party. While no drugs were found on Aryan, 6 grams of charas were allegedly seized from Merchant.

While Aryan had no previous antecedents, the court said, his chats showed he was indulging in “illicit drug activities of narcotic substances on a regular basis”.

While the defense lawyers said there was nothing to connect Aryan with the others arrested in the case, the court said all the accused are “connected in the same thread”. It said that at this stage the role of the accused cannot be isolated from one another.

Meanwhile, actor Shah Rukh Khan visited the Arthur Road Jail on October 21 to meet his son.

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