Drugs Case: A long debate took place today on the bail pleas of Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant, Munmun Dhamecha and others arrested in the cruise drugs case. After hearing both the sides, the court adjourned the hearing till Thursday. During the hearing, Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh, appearing for NCB, made a sensational claim. He said in the court that Aryan Khan told in his voluntary statement that he has been consuming drugs for a long time.
Anil Singh argued that if even one of the accused is released on bail, the investigation will be hampered. He told the court that the WhatsApp chats of the accused (Aryan Khan and Arbaaz Merchant) contained large quantities of drugs and conversations of a foreign national.
Singh argued, “The whole country is concerned about drug smuggling and its consumption is a serious crime. Parties are organized day and night and people take drugs in them, including college going students.
Aryan Khan’s lawyer claims
Senior advocate Amit Desai, appearing for Aryan Khan, said that I (Aryan Khan) had received an invitation on the cruise ship, I accepted that invitation. This invitation was from a person named Prateek Gaba who has not been arrested nor is he an accused in this case. I had arrived on the cruise with another person (Arbaaz). I was stopped by the NCB before going on the cruise as mentioned in the Panchnama.
Amit Desai said that 6 grams of charas was found from Arbaaz Merchant, but the names of both were added to it. Nothing was found from Aryan Khan, this thing is also written in the Panchnama. On the basis of the information received, you can see that nothing was found with Aryan Khan. Neither did he use it, nor did he have drugs, nor did he get money from him, which means he did not even sell it.
ASG Anil Singh, appearing for NCB, opposed the bail plea. He said that this matter is not related to one or two persons. We are talking about a whole gang, how far this matter has gone.
He said that we have arrested 20 people so far in the case, including a drug peddler. Chats have also been found between Aryan Khan, Arbaaz and the drug peddler. We have told this chat to the court.
WhatsApp chat handed over to court
Anil Singh said that if we look at the Panchnama and WhatsApp chat, then it is understood that this whole matter should be investigated and if anyone is left out then it can have an impact in the investigation of the case. Meanwhile, the lawyer handed over the copy of the WhatsApp chat to the court.
Anil Singh told the court that I am giving you a copy of the WhatsApp chat so that you can understand how serious this matter is. I can’t read it in court, I’m giving it to you. It has a complete file, in which there are many chats, out of which we have marked some important chats.
He said that the Contra band was not found from Aryan, it was found from Arbaaz. Aryan told that Arbaaz and he are good friends. Arbaaz went to Aryan’s house, they went on a cruise together. Aryan was also aware that Arbaaz had Contra Band.
He opposed the argument of Aryan Khan’s lawyer that nothing has been received from him. He said, “Arbaaz Merchant first met him at Aryan Khan’s house and then they left for the cruise.” Was. Aryan Khan was aware of this.
Anil Singh said that it is also understood from the chat that there is talk of taking Contra Band in more quantity. It is being talked about with a foreign citizen. I am not aware of these drugs but my department told that they are hard drugs. So if someone comes to your house and you are his friend, you are saying that I didn’t get drugs, met my friend, that too at least you can’t get away with it. So far 20 people have been arrested, out of which 4 are drug paddlers. Drugs in commercial quantity have been found from one of the accused.
The court is also hearing bail pleas of Arbaaz Merchant, Munmun Dhamecha, Nupur Satija, Akshit Kumar, Mohak Jaiswal, Shreyas Iyer and Avin Sahu. Since October 2, 20 people have been arrested in this case.