New Delhi, Jnn. Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan’s troubles are not decreasing in the cruise drugs case. The Narcotics Control Bureau in its reply during the hearing of the bail plea in the Special NDPS Court on Wednesday opposed the bail making serious allegations against Aryan and Arbaaz of buying and distributing drugs. The bail hearing will continue on Thursday as well.

After the dismissal of the bail plea by the Magistrate Court, a petition has been filed on behalf of Aryan and other accused in the Special NDPS Court. Eminent lawyers Satish Manshinde and Amit Desai are fighting the case on behalf of Aryan. When the hearing began in the NDPS court on Wednesday, the NCB filed its replies.

The agency in its reply told the court that their investigation has found involvement of Aryan in obtaining and distributing banned drugs. The probe agency claimed that Aryan had been taking drugs from another accused Arbaaz Merchant. The NCB further said that the accused one (Aryan) and two (Arbaaz) have been working together, hence section 29 (criminal conspiracy) of the NDPS Act is applicable to them. The NCB told the court that during the raid on Cruise, 6 grams of charas was found from Arbaaz, which he had hidden in his shoes.

NCB has so far arrested 20 people in this case, out of which two are foreign nationals. Let us tell you, on the night of 2 October, the NCB team raided the luxury cruise ship going from Mumbai to Goa, where a rave party was going on. Aryan Khan was also present in this party. NCB had detained eight people including Aryan from Cruise. The next day on October 3, after several hours of interrogation, the agency arrested all of them and produced them in court, from where they were sent to one day’s custody.

On 4 October, the NCB produced everyone in the court on completion of their custody period. The court extended the custody of NCB by 3 days till 7 October. On October 7, the court refused to grant custody to the NCB and sent them to judicial custody for 14 days. On October 8, the magistrate court rejected Aryan Khan’s bail plea saying that the petition was not maintainable in this court. The same day NCB shifted all the accused to Arthur Road Jail. On October 11, Aryan’s lawyer Satish Manshinde filed a bail application in the Special NDPS Court, to which the NCB had sought time to respond. The court had given NCB time till October 13. (With ANI Inputs)

Edited By: Manoj Vashisth