Aryan Khan’s drugs case: Explained

Oct 12, 2021

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Shivani Mankermi

Arrest

Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau on October 3 from a cruise party.

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A VVIP guest

He was invited to the bash as a VVIP guest to add glamour to the cruise. Aryan claimed he had no connection with the organisers or the other arrested accused.

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Drugs seized

13 gram of cocaine, 5 gram of MD, 21 grams of charas, 22 pills of MDMA, and Rs 1.33 lakh in cash were recovered.

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Aryan charged with consumption

Aryan Khan was not found in possession of banned substances and has been charged with the consumption of drugs.

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WhatsApp details

The NCB sent Aryan’s mobile for a forensic probe and stated that WhatsApp chats hinted at an international drug trafficking chain.

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Co-accused

Aryan claimed to be friends with co-accused Arbaaz Merchantt but denied any connection with his activities.

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In court, the NCB had argued that Aryan belongs to an influential family and may tamper with evidence if released on bail.

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Bail rejected

After his bail plea was rejected on grounds of ‘maintainability’, his lawyers filed for bail in a sessions court.

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Judicial custody

Aryan was sent to 14-day judicial custody and is currently lodged at the Arthur Road jail.

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Aryan claims innocence

Aryan’s bail plea before the sessions court proclaimed that he is "innocent" and was "falsely implicated in the present crime".

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