Aryan Khan’s bail was rejected news: A court in Mumbai today denied Aryan Khan’s bail in the drugs-on-cruise case in which he was detained on October 3.
The 23-year-old son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is “Accused No. 1” in the case, has been detained at Mumbai’s Arthur Road jail since October 8 and is expected to remain there for the time being.
His attorneys have applied for bail in the Bombay High Court.
On October 2, camouflaged operatives of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) stormed a rave party on a cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai, arresting Aryan Khan, his buddy Arbaaz Merchant, model Munmun Dhamecha, and five others. The number of arrests has risen to 20 since then.
Satish Maneshinde and Amit Desai, Aryan Khan’s attorneys, contended in court that no narcotics were detected on him. However, the anti-drugs agency stated that substantial evidence from the celebrity son’s WhatsApp messages showed he had connections with an international cartel and had been sourcing narcotics for years.
Many in the shell-shocked film industry regard Aryan Khan’s arrest and repeated bail hearings – once postponed due to court vacations – as incomprehensible and an indication of superstars being targeted.
Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan have yet to make a public comment following their video conversation with their imprisoned son last Friday.
Salman Khan and Hrithik Roshan, as well as directors Farah Khan and Prakash Jha, have shown their support for the Khans.
The narcotics case has also sparked a political feud, with the Maharashtra government accusing the NCB of acting on directions from the Centre by targeting certain persons.
The BJP, on the other hand, claims that the Shiv Sena and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Maharashtra are involved in the so-called Bollywood-drugs mafia.
The anti-drugs agency has already questioned a number of celebrities about drug charges related to the inquiry into Sushant Singh Rajput’s tragic death last year.