The NCB is likely to seek an extension in the custody of Aryan Khan today. This comes after the NCB arrested a foreign national from Bandra late Wednesday night. It was reported that a commercial quantity of mephedrone (MD) was recovered from him.
The man in question was reportedly found in an area that was in close proximity to both Aryan and his friend, Arbaaz Merchant. In the light of these new findings, it has been reported that the central agency may just ask to extend the custody citing a probable international drug link.
Aryan Khan, the son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will be produced before the Esplanade Court, today, October 7 for his bail hearing in the ongoing cruise ship drugs case.
The star kid, along with his friend Arbaaz Merchant and others arrested, including Munmun Dhamecha will be produced before the Magistrate at 2.30 pm as the Narcotics Control Bureau's extended custody comes to an end today.
Senior counsel Satish Maneshinde, who represents Aryan (23) in the matter, is expected to make another application for bail.
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Tuesday arrested five more persons in connection with the cruise ship drug raid, taking the total number of arrests in the case to 16. Those arrested on Tuesday included four persons from an event management company that had organised the party and one passenger who had allegedly consumed drugs while the ship was at sea. Four persons, three of whom were arrested on Monday night, were produced before the court on Tuesday.
The NCB busted a drugs party onboard a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast and arrested Aryan and seven others on Sunday. Denying any relief to Shah Rukh Khan’s son, whose legal team vehemently opposed the plea of the Narcotics Control Bureau, the agency furnished WhatsApp chats, recovery details and additional raid information to show the involvement of the accused.