Aryan Khan moves high court after special NDPS court denies bail
Aryan Khan's lawyers on Wednesday moved the Bombay high court after the special NDPS court denied bail to Aryan Khan in connection with the cruise rave party. Aryan Khan has already spent 13 days in Arthur Road prison starting from October 8. On October 1, the special NDPS court heard both the NCB and Aryan Khan's lawyers and reserved the verdict for October 20. The first week of November will be a vacation for the court because of Diwali. Hence, the lawyers are attempting for an early hearing of the case by the high court.
Additional solicitor general Anil Singh who is the counsel for the Narcotics Control Bureau said they have been informed of the mentioning of the plea in the high court by Khan's lawyers. Senior advocates Satish Maneshinde and Amit Desai were present before the single bench of justice Nitin Sambre to mention the plea. But, the court did not allow mentioning on Wednesday. Khan's advocates are likely to mention it on Thursday morning at 10.30am.
Here is a timeline of what happened so far in the Aryan Khan case
October 2: NCB raided a Goa-bound cruise and busted a rave party based on aspecific tip-off.
October 3: Aryan Khan and seven others were detained and arrested in connection with the case. He was remanded in NCB custody for a day.
October 4: Aryan Khan's NCB custody was extended till October 7.
October 7: Aryan Khan's bail plea was rejected and he was sent to 14-day judicial custody.
After that Aryan Khan's lawyers moved to the special NDPS court.
October 13-14: The special NDPS court heard Aryan Khan and the NCB counsels and reserved the verdict for October 20.
October 20: The special NDPS court rejected bail to Aryan Khan.
While Aryan Khan's lawyers argued that no drugs were found on him, the NCB argued that the quantity of the recovery is immaterial here as he is part of a nexus. The 6 gram charas recovered from Arbaaz Merchant was for the private consumption of Aryan Khan and Arbaaz, the NCB claimed. On Wednesday, the NCB presented Aryan Khan's drug-related chats with a new actor, providing more evidence of Aryan Khan's connection with the case.