Aryan Khan, the son of Bollywood superstar Shahrukh, has to wait till October 20 to go home from prison.
Judge V V Patil reserved his order on Aryan’s bail plea. Patil says that he will try to give the order after Dussehra. Aryan Khan is thus to stay in the common cell at Arthur Road jail.
In the October 13 hearing, Aryan’s lawyer Amit Desai rejected all allegations of the kid’s association to international drug ring.
“Is this boy [Aryan] involved in any international drug trafficking? They say we are in touch with the Ministry of External Affairs. Well, you go ahead and continue. But this allegation is inherently absurd and false.”
About the objectionable WhatsApp chats, that were brought forward by the NCB, Amit said, “today’s WhatsApp chats between friends can sound different. These are private moments that are being investigated. You can go ahead and investigate. But this has nothing to with illicit drug trafficking. Context is important when we deal with evidentiary value. There are no messages about the rave party.”
A total 20 people, including two Nigerians, have been arrested so far in the case related to the seizure of drugs following a raid at a party on the Cordelia cruise ship off the Mumbai coast on October 2. The ship was on its way to Goa.
A Mumbai Magistrate court had on Thursday sent Aryan and seven others to judicial custody for 14 days. On Friday, the Esplanade court rejected the bail plea of Aryan, Arbaz Seth Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha.