Mumbai/Bhubaneswar: Bail plea of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan was today rejected by the Special NDPS Court in Mumbai. Aryan has been arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in a drugs case.
Bail pleas of two other accused Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha have also been rejected by the court.
The arguments in the bail pleas of Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha were completed last week and Special NDPS Judge V.V. Patil had deferred the verdict till October 20.
Meanwhile, the NCB has reportedly found the mention of a heroine in one of the WhatsApp chats of Aryan — who has been inside the lockup or custody for 19 nights continuously since his detention on October 2 and arrest on October 3.
The NCB has reportedly counselled him and other co-accused, offered them their religious holy books like Bhagavad Gita, Quran or Bible, Aryan reportedly is full of remorse and has promised to ‘reform’ himself after release.
In one of the most high-profile operations, Aryan Khan, along with 7 others was caught when the NCB team led by Mumbai Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede swooped on an alleged rave party aboard a cruise ship on October 2 evening.
During subsequent investigations, another 12 persons, including a foreigner have been nabbed in the same case, while some others have been raided or questioned.
Simultaneously, fingers have been raised at the NCB’s style of working, the involvement of a fugitive and a politician, friends of the sleuths as ‘independent witnesses’, capped by the unprecedented plea to the CJI seeking a probe into the central narcotics agency’s alleged ‘mala fide doings’.
(With IANS inputs)