The Mumbai court has adjourned the hearing of the bail plea of Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan to Thursday afternoon. The court will resume the hearing on Thursday as ASG Anil Kumar Singh, NCB counsel, could not finish his argument by 5.30pm on Wednesday and sought to resume his argument on Thursday 12 pm.
During the hearing Amit Desai, representing Shah Rukh Khan’s son, said the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)’s raid started when he had not even checked into the cruise and that he had neither used drugs nor was anything found on him.
He said Aryan Khan was not even on the cruise when the agency raided the rave party. He was apprehended on his way to the party and he and Arbaaz Merchant were stopped at the gate of the party by NCB officials and were asked whether they were carrying drugs. No drug was found from Aryan Khan while Arbaaz Khan was in possession of 6 gram charas.
“The allegation of illicit trafficking is inherently absurd. This boy who has nothing, he was not even on the vessel. It is an absurd and false allegation,” he said.
Also, Aryan Khan “had no cash” when he was on the cruise ship so he could not have bought drugs, the lawyer added.
On the NCB claim that Aryan Khan had “admitted he was about to use charas that was found on Arbaaz Merchant”, his defence team said the admissions were forced.
Aryan Khan was arrested hours after the anti-drugs agency’s officers raided a Mumbai cruise ship party in disguise on October 2. Seven others, including his friend Arbaaz Merchant, were arrested on October 3.