A particular courtroom right here Monday directed the Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) to file its reply on October 13 to a bail plea filed by Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood famous person Shah Rukh Khan, arrested in reference to the seizure of banned medicine on board a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast.
Particular Decide V V Patil, listening to issues associated to the Narcotics Medication and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, mentioned it might hear the bail plea on Wednesday (October 13).
Aryan Khan was arrested on October 3. He’s at the moment in judicial custody and lodged on the Arthur Highway jail in Mumbai.
He approached the particular courtroom for bail after his plea for a similar was rejected by a Justice of the Peace`s courtroom final week on the bottom that it didn’t have the jurisdiction to resolve the matter.
On Monday, when Aryan Khan`s counsel Amit Desai talked about the bail plea, NCB`s advocates A M Chimalkar and Advait Sethna sought every week`s time to reply and file their affidavit.
They mentioned the investigation within the case was nonetheless on and there was various materials collected by the company and at this stage, it must be seen if releasing Aryan Khan on bail would hamper the probe into the case.
Desai, nonetheless, objected to it, saying an individual`s liberty is at query right here, and argued that releasing the accused on bail wouldn’t cease the investigation within the case.
“The bail won’t cease the investigation. The NCB can proceed their probe. That’s their responsibility. However, maintaining my shopper (Aryan Khan) in custody, particularly when there was no restoration (of medicine) from him, shouldn’t be required,” Desai mentioned.
“He (Aryan) has not been present in possession of any narcotics and there’s no different materials towards him. Since his arrest, he has been within the custody of the NCB for every week and his assertion was recorded twice. Why does he nonetheless must be in jail?” the senior counsel argued.
Chimalkar, nonetheless, mentioned that the company wants at the very least a couple of days time to file its reply.
“What Desai is arguing seems to be rosy, however this isn’t what the investigation reveals or divulges. Aryan Khan is in judicial custody. Whether or not his launch on bail will have an effect on or hamper our investigation must be seen,” Chimalkar mentioned.
Sethna, showing for NCB, informed the courtroom that there was no excessive urgency for the bail plea to be heard instantly.
Desai then sought the courtroom to listen to and resolve Aryan Khan`s plea individually, saying the restoration of medicine from every accused within the case was totally different.
However, Chimalkar and Sethna opposed it and mentioned the conspiracy is similar.
Other than Aryan Khan, 4 different accused within the case – Arbaaz Service provider, Munmun Dhamecha, Nupur Sateja, and Mohak Jaiswal – have additionally filed bail pleas within the particular courtroom.
The courtroom mentioned it might begin listening to Aryan Khan`s bail plea on Wednesday.
Aryan Khan has been charged with offences beneath Sections 8(c), 20(b), 27, 28, 29 and 35 of the NDPS Act pertaining to possession, consumption and buy of medicine.
The NCB has to date arrested 20 individuals within the case.
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