Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan was denied bail in the cruise rave night case, as the Metropolitan Magistrates’ Court on Thursday sent Aryan and seven other people arrested with him to 14-day judicial detention. Aryan Khan’s attorney, Satish Maneshinde, filed for bail shortly after the verdict, which will be heard on Friday. Aryan Khan and seven other defendants will be spending the night at the NCB office as the prison requires mandatory RT-PCR reports and vaccine details before admitting inmates.
The Narcotics Control Bureau requested custody of those arrested until October 11, saying the agency was making progress with the investigation and had recently arrested Acit and a foreign national in connection with the case. Lawyers for those arrested individually countered NCB’s plea and made it clear that the investigation had made little headway.
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In its verdict, the court rejected NCB’s request for police custody and ruled in favor of police custody. “According to the arguments presented by the prosecution, they want to confront Aryan Khan and Arbaaz Merchant with Achit Kumar who was arrested recently. I do not want to go into that aspect and discuss the fact that, despite a statement made on the first day, they have arrested Achit now… Each pre-trial detention cannot be entrusted to the NCB during the investigations. Considering the past custody given. No interrogation in detention is required because sufficient time has been granted to the agency “, indicates the verdict .
Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh, who appeared for the NCB, said the agency made progress in this case as it intercepted organizers, vendors named by the accused. Praying for an extension of the custody of the eight, including Aryan Khan, the Singhs have said that the extension of their custody is necessary to establish the whole functioning of the gang.
An Achit Kumar who was arrested by the NCB in the same case was placed in NCB custody until October 9.
Challenging the NCB’s prayer that the custody of Aryan Khan and others should be extended so that they can face Achit Kumar, Aryan’s attorney, Satish Maneshinde, asked the NCB why not had not been done so far. “If they arrested someone (Achit) on the basis of my statement, any senior officer will have them confront me on the first day to check if there is an association,” Maneshinde said.
“The question of confronting me with someone cannot be the only reason for placing me in pre-trial detention. Now they have arrested the cruise operators. Now the plot will be if I have an association with someone. ‘other on the ship,’ Maneshinde said on behalf of Aryan Khan. .
Aryan Khan’s lawyer also contested that the BCN does not require custody of his client, as Aryan Khan has not been questioned in the last two days he has been in the custody of the BCN.