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Why Aryan’s case highlights aberrations

  • Repeated challenges to the grant of bail by high courts and trial courts have resulted into an adverse impact in the exercise of discretion.
Repeated challenges to the grant of bail by high courts and trial courts have resulted into an adverse impact in the exercise of discretion.(PTI)
Repeated challenges to the grant of bail by high courts and trial courts have resulted into an adverse impact in the exercise of discretion.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 29, 2021 07:01 AM IST
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BySidharth Luthra and Ketaki Goswami

Cruise drugs case: Mere presence cannot prove role in conspiracy, says court

Avin Sahu and Manish Rajgaria were arrested along with actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan and others after the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) raided the cruise ship off the Mumbai coast and allegedly seized drugs.
Sahu and Rajgaria’s case also figured in the bail hearings of Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha in the Bombay high court on Wednesday. (HT PHOTO)
Sahu and Rajgaria’s case also figured in the bail hearings of Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha in the Bombay high court on Wednesday. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 28, 2021 04:46 AM IST
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ByVinay Dalvi, Mumbai

Two accused get bail in drugs bust case

The special NDPS judge Vaibhav Patil granted bail to Sahu and Rajgaria on furnishing personal bonds of 50,000 each and one or two sureties in the same amount.
Sahu and Rajgaria were arrested on October 5, after the holiday cruise ship Cordelia returned from Goa. (Shutterstock)
Sahu and Rajgaria were arrested on October 5, after the holiday cruise ship Cordelia returned from Goa. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Oct 27, 2021 02:19 AM IST
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ByVinay Dalvi, Mumbai

Mukul Rohatgi to represent Aryan Khan in bail plea hearing at Bombay HC today

A special NDPS court last week rejected Aryan Khan's bail plea in the Mumbai cruise ship drugs case and extetended his judicial custody till October 30. 
Aryan Khan has been in jail since October 7 following arrest in the aftermath of the NCB officials led by Sameer Wankhede raiding a Goa-bound luxury cruise ship off the Mumbai coast on October 2. (File photo)
Aryan Khan has been in jail since October 7 following arrest in the aftermath of the NCB officials led by Sameer Wankhede raiding a Goa-bound luxury cruise ship off the Mumbai coast on October 2. (File photo)
Updated on Oct 26, 2021 11:50 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi

NDPS court disposes of NCB plea against interference in Aryan Khan case

The court said as the case was already before the Bombay High Court in the form of bail applications of accused, including that of Aryan, the agency should approach the HC for proper directions in this regard.
Aryan Khan being escorted to court by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials.(AFP)
Aryan Khan being escorted to court by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 25, 2021 08:02 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Don't imprison small-time drug offenders, ministry suggests change in NDPS Act

An accused can avail immunity of this penalty or prison term only if he or she volunteers for rehabilitation. Apart from this, there is no provision for relief or exemption under the NDPS Act.
Aryan Khan has been charged under Section 27 of the NDPS Act which does not distinguish between a an addict and a recreational user.
Aryan Khan has been charged under Section 27 of the NDPS Act which does not distinguish between a an addict and a recreational user.
Published on Oct 24, 2021 07:08 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

Probe widens: NCB knocks SRK’s door, quizzes Ananya

Aryan is lodged in Arthur Road jail for alleged consumption and conspiracy under the stringent NDPS Act after the NCB raided a Goa-bound holiday cruise ship on October 2 and recovered multiple drugs
The NCB on Thursday questioned Bollywood actor Ananya Panday for two hours and visited actor Shah Rukh Khan’s home in Mumbai to collect evidence in connection with charges against his son Aryan Khan (PTI)
The NCB on Thursday questioned Bollywood actor Ananya Panday for two hours and visited actor Shah Rukh Khan’s home in Mumbai to collect evidence in connection with charges against his son Aryan Khan (PTI)
Updated on Oct 22, 2021 12:41 AM IST
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ByManish K Pathak and Vijay Kumar Yadav, Mumbai

Drugs case: Spl NDPS court extends custody of Aryan Khan & others till Oct 30

On Wednesday, the court had denied bail to the superstar’s son, observing that 'on the face of it', he was indulging in "illicit drug activities on a regular basis".
File image of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan being taken to Arthur Road jail from the NCB office.(PTI)
File image of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan being taken to Arthur Road jail from the NCB office.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 21, 2021 05:34 PM IST
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Aryan Khan's bail application rejected, will remain in Arthur Road jail

Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmum Dhamecha were among the eight accused who have so far been held by the NCB in the drugs case that was busted after the central agency raided Cordelia – a Goa-bound cruise ship, earlier this month.
Aryan Khan's bail application has now been rejected multiple times.(PTI)
Aryan Khan's bail application has now been rejected multiple times.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 20, 2021 03:49 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Aryan Khan drugs case: Mumbai court expected to pass order on bail plea today

Aryan Khan has been lodged in Arthur Road jail as qaidi number N956. Khan, the son of actor Shah Rukh Khan, was among eight people arrested after an NCB raid on a cruise ship anchored in Mumbai on October 2. His bail petitions have so far been rejected.
Aryan Khan is escorted to court by Narcotics Control Bureau officials for a bail plea hearing in Mumbai on October 8.(AFP Photo)
Aryan Khan is escorted to court by Narcotics Control Bureau officials for a bail plea hearing in Mumbai on October 8.(AFP Photo)
Published on Oct 20, 2021 05:57 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Aryan Khan gets money order, will spend time in Arthur Road jail general cell

Aryan Khan and five other accused were arrested by the NCB in connection with the cruise ship drug raid case. 
Aryan Khan will spend his time in the Arthur Road jail till Wednesday. (ANI File Photo)
Aryan Khan will spend his time in the Arthur Road jail till Wednesday. (ANI File Photo)
Updated on Oct 15, 2021 08:17 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Nawab Malik slams NCB, alleges ‘malafide intentions’ behind ‘selective leaks’

Malik last week alleged that the NCB's raid on the cruise ship off the Mumbai coast on October 2 was “fake”, and no narcotic drugs were found during it.
Nawab Malik, minority affairs minister of Maharashtra, addresses a press conference in Mumbai, on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. (PTI)
Nawab Malik, minority affairs minister of Maharashtra, addresses a press conference in Mumbai, on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. (PTI)
Published on Oct 14, 2021 01:55 PM IST
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Drugs case: Aryan Khan's bail plea to be heard by special NDPS court today

Aryan Khan's bail plea was earlier on October 8 rejected by a magistrate's court on the ground that it did not have the jurisdiction to decide on the matter. The bail plea insisted that “no incriminating contraband drugs or any other material” were recovered from his personal possession.
Aryan Khan, among others, has been arrested by the NCB in connection with the alleged seizure of banned drugs from a cruise ship. (PTI)
Aryan Khan, among others, has been arrested by the NCB in connection with the alleged seizure of banned drugs from a cruise ship. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 13, 2021 06:39 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Here's more on NDPS Act under which Shah Rukh Khan's son, others were detained

  • Here’s more on the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act under which eight persons have been arrested so far and several detained in connection with the Mumbai rave party raid.
Among prominent names, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan has been detained and is being questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau. (Representational photo)
Among prominent names, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan has been detained and is being questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau. (Representational photo)
Published on Oct 03, 2021 02:12 PM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta

‘Extremely sorry state’: Court after Goa says no lab to test seized narcotics

The court directed the government to make the lab operational within a period of three months.
It is high time that some effective steps are taken by the state government to set up a full fledged laboratory in Goa itself, where such drugs and psychotropic substances can be tested within a reasonable period, the court said. (HT Photo)
It is high time that some effective steps are taken by the state government to set up a full fledged laboratory in Goa itself, where such drugs and psychotropic substances can be tested within a reasonable period, the court said. (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 24, 2020 02:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Panaji | ByGerard de Souza

Sushant Singh Rajput death: Sisters petition to quash FIR against them adjourned to October 13

In her complaint, Rhea Chakraborty accused Priyanka Singh and one Dr Tarun Kumar of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in Delhi of prescribing Rajput medicines that were prohibited under the NDPS Act
Sushant Singh Rajput.(HT Archive)
Sushant Singh Rajput.(HT Archive)
Updated on Oct 06, 2020 03:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByKanchan Chaudhari

Rajasthan: SHO, 2 constables suspended for extorting Rs 25 lakh from accused in drugs case

Preliminary investigation found all three policemen guilty of extorting the money and releasing an accused booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985
The cops allegedly demanded the amount from one Prabhulal Tanwar and released him after they got Rs 25 lakh.(Representational Image)
The cops allegedly demanded the amount from one Prabhulal Tanwar and released him after they got Rs 25 lakh.(Representational Image)
Published on Sep 23, 2020 02:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kota | ByHT Correspondent

Sushant Singh Rajput case: Rhea Chakraborty’s judicial custody to end today

Rhea Chakraborty was arrested on September 8 by the agency after three days of questioning over the drug abuse case in connection with the death of Sushant Singh Rajput on June 14.
Bollywood actor Rhea Chakraborty is seen in this file photo in Mumbai. Chakraborty was arrested on September 8 by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)after three days of questioning over the drug abuse case in connection with the death of Sushant Singh Rajput(PTI Photo)
Bollywood actor Rhea Chakraborty is seen in this file photo in Mumbai. Chakraborty was arrested on September 8 by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)after three days of questioning over the drug abuse case in connection with the death of Sushant Singh Rajput(PTI Photo)
Updated on Sep 22, 2020 07:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Goa Police bust ‘underground’ rave party, seize drugs worth Rs 9 lakh

The police have booked the organisers and the attendees for endangering public safety, organising the party during the coronavirus pandemic as well as violating sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985.
A representative image of a party. Goa Police raided a hotel in Vagator after receiving information that an underground rave party was being organised at the hotel.(AFP Photo)
A representative image of a party. Goa Police raided a hotel in Vagator after receiving information that an underground rave party was being organised at the hotel.(AFP Photo)
Published on Aug 16, 2020 10:56 AM IST
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ByGerard de Souza

Two held with 400 gram opium in Mohali

They were arrested when their truck was stopped for checking by a police patrolling party
Police arrested two men with 400 gram opium on the Ambala Chandigarh road at Lelhi chowk in Lalru, on Wednesday
Police arrested two men with 400 gram opium on the Ambala Chandigarh road at Lelhi chowk in Lalru, on Wednesday
Updated on May 14, 2020 11:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Mohali

10 cr assets of 11 drug convicts seized at notorious Moga village

On Thursday, 22 acre agricultural land worth 4 crore of smugglers was seized by the district police.
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Published on Mar 06, 2020 11:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Moga | ByParteek Singh Mahal, Moga

2 held with 8,000 intoxicating tablets, 40,000 drug money from Kotkapura bypass

A case under Sections 22, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered at the city police station in Moga.
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Published on Feb 26, 2020 10:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Moga | ByHT Correspondent

Kharar resident awarded 10-year rigorous imprisonment in 2018 NDPS case

The court has also imposed a fine of 1 lakh on the convict who was found with 50 banned injections
The police had found 25 injections of pheniramine maleate and 25 injections of buprenorphine on the convict.(GETTY IMAGES)
The police had found 25 injections of pheniramine maleate and 25 injections of buprenorphine on the convict.(GETTY IMAGES)
Published on Feb 22, 2020 12:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Held with heroin, Ludhiana SHO tests positive for drugs

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Published on Feb 20, 2020 10:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

Centre initiates exercise of forfeiting assets of drug smugglers

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Published on Feb 18, 2020 11:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Tarn Taran | ByAnil Sharma

Five years after arrest under NDPS Act, Amritsar man acquitted for want of evidence

The main plea that the defence counsel Amandeep Sharma took was that police had violated a provision under Section 50 of the NDPS Act, which says that an accused could be searched only after he/she had been informed and explained about his rights before the nearest magistrate
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Published on Jan 19, 2020 11:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent

Five Ludhiana cops convicted of framing man in false case

Non-bailable warrants issued against Ludhiana DSP, three ASIs and head constable in 2018 drug recovery case
The court has directed the five police officials to appear before it on January 31.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The court has directed the five police officials to appear before it on January 31.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jan 10, 2020 11:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByAneesha Sareen Kumar, Ludhiana

Woman among 3 held with 1.5 kg heroin in Amritsar

Police sources said the three who were in an Indica car were intercepted at a naka on Tarn Taran road by Chatiwind police of Amritsar rural district
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Published on Nov 25, 2019 01:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Amritsar

Cop dismissed for supplying heroin to undertrial in Tarn Taran

The accused head constable was caught supplying 100gm heroin to an undertrial on court premises; six others also booked, including three Amritsar jail inmates
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Updated on Nov 21, 2019 11:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Tarn Taran

Non-appearance in 2016 drugs case: Three Moga cops taken into custody

The court had also directed the police to keep them, in protective custody till their cross-examination is completed. A hearing related to the case is also scheduled in the Punjab and Haryana high court on October 18.
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Published on Oct 17, 2019 12:20 AM IST
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