Mumbai drug case live updates: Aryan Khan’s bail order reserved till October 20th

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Updated: October 14, 2021 4:53:09 pm

Mumbai drug bust live updates: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) told the court that Aryan Khan was involved in the conspiracy, illicit drug trafficking as well as its procurement and consumption.

the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) told the court that Aryan Khan was involved in the conspiracy, illicit drug trafficking as well as its procurement and consumption.

The Mumbai session court which was hearing the bail plea of Aryan Khan in in connection with the seizure of banned drugs on board a cruise ship off Mumbai coast, has reserved the verdict till October 20th. The court will now pronounce its order on Aryan Khan bail plea on October 20th. During the hearing on Wednesday, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) told the court that Aryan Khan was involved in the conspiracy, illicit drug trafficking as well as its procurement and consumption.

Aryan Khan’s lawyer Amit Desai stressed that no drugs were found on him when officers in disguise raided a rave party on the ship. In fact, he was not even on the ship when the raids started, he argued. He also claimed Aryan Khan “had no cash” when he was on the ship, so he could not have bought drugs. The NCB dismissed the argument, saying Aryan Khan used to source his drugs from Arbaaz Merchant.

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    16:51 (IST)14 Oct 2021
    Aryan Khan to be in jail for at least six more days

    Aryan Khan to be in jail for at least six more days. Bail order reserved till 20th October.

    16:35 (IST)14 Oct 2021
    Aryan Khan bail plea live: Lawyer Amit Desai terms Khan's WhatsApp chat private moments

    These (WhatsApp chats) are private moments which are being investigated. You can go ahead and investigate... But this has nothing to with illicit behaviour, Illicit drug trafficking. Context is important when we deal with evidentiary value, submits Desai

    15:49 (IST)14 Oct 2021
    NCB officials attacked, beaten in a different manner, says ASG Anil Singh

    "All countries should take drug abuse very seriously, because it is affecting the society, the world. Our department working day and night to find solution to drug abuse. We are dealing with it in a very serious manner. My officers were attacked, beaten, in a different matter. They put their lives in danger and they have been working. This has been affecting the entire society, particularly to youngsters who are college students," Bar and Banch quotes ASG Anil Singh, appearing for the NCB, as saying. 

    15:07 (IST)14 Oct 2021
    ASG Anil Singh cites judgments in similar cases of drug bust

    ASG Anil Singh, appearing for the Centre, cites several previous court judgments in similar cases of drug bust, including those of Showik Chakraborty and Toofan Singh.

    13:40 (IST)14 Oct 2021
    Bail shouldn't be granted to Aryan Khan, says NCB

    Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh also said that the bail shouldn't be granted to Aryan Khan and added that the evidence shows that he (Aryan Khan) is a regular consumer since the last 3 years. 

    13:39 (IST)14 Oct 2021
    NCB opposes Aryan Khan's bail plea

    Opposing Aryan Khan's bail plea, NCB says that the offence is grave and if granted bail, the accused may tamper with the evidence. 

    13:35 (IST)14 Oct 2021
    Aryan Khan not a first-time consumer of contraband, says ASG Anil Singh

    ASG contends that Aryan Khan is not a first time consumer of contraband, instead he has been taking drugs for past few years. 

    13:33 (IST)14 Oct 2021
    Hearing on Aryan Khan's bail plea resumes

    Hearing on Aryan Khan's bail plea resumes. ASG Anil Singh apologises for the delay. 

    13:26 (IST)14 Oct 2021
    Nawab Malik says Section 27(A) falsely imposed on his son-in-law Sameer Khan

    NDPS special court gave an order online yesterday, stating 27(a) isn't applicable in case (against son-in-law Sameer Khan). Nothing was seized from his house. 27(a) was falsely imposed & bail has been granted: Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik on drugs case against Sameer Khan

    We are going to file an application in court. We hope that it will be proved that people were falsely framed: Maharashtra Minister & NCP leader Nawab Malik

    13:18 (IST)14 Oct 2021
    Hearing to resume shortly

    The hearing in Aryan Khan's bail plea will begin shortly. 

    12:39 (IST)14 Oct 2021
    Hearing in Aryan Khan bail plea delayed

    The hearing in Aryan Khan's bail plea has been delayed as ASG Anil Singh is arguing in a separate matter before the Bombay High Court. 

    12:18 (IST)14 Oct 2021
    Court dismisses intervention application by a social worker.

    Court dismisses intervention application by a social worker.

    11:40 (IST)14 Oct 2021
    Aryan Khan Bail Plea Live: A social worker wants to be heard as intervenor

    A social worker has approached the court and wants to be heard as an intervenor. His argument is that Aryan Khan is getting special treatment while bail applications of 2017-18 are pending in courts. He says drug menace in society is a grave issue and needs to be dealt with. Aryan Khan's lawyer opposes his plea.

    11:30 (IST)14 Oct 2021
    Aryan Khan Bail Plea Live: Hearing to begin after ASG Anil Singh finishes his High Court commitments

    Additional Solicitor General of India Anil Singh, who is representing NCB, is currently busy in Bombay High Court. The hearing before Sessions court in Aryan Khan bail matter is likely to start only after Singh finishes his High Court commitments, reports Bar and Bench.

    11:07 (IST)14 Oct 2021
    Aryan Khan and others shifted to common cell of Arthur Road Jail

    Aryan Khan and 5 others shifted to the common cell from quarantine barrack in the jail after their Covid report came negative, says Nitin Waychal superintendent of Arthur Road Jail. 

    10:22 (IST)14 Oct 2021
    Court hearing expected to resume at 12 noon

    The court hearing on Aryan Khan's bail plea is expected to resume at 12 noon.

    09:17 (IST)14 Oct 2021
    Bail pleas of Mohak Jaswal, Aachit Kumar and Nupur Satija to be heard on October 20

    Bail pleas of Mohak Jaswal, Aachit Kumar and Nupur Satija to be heard on October 20. Bail please of Arbaaz Merchant, Munmun Dhamecha, Shreyas Iyer and Avin Sahu will be heard today.

    09:05 (IST)14 Oct 2021
    Aryan Khan procured drugs from Arbaaz Merchant and his connections, claims NCB

    The NCB, in its affidavit, claimed that it was prima facie revealed that accused No 1 (Aryan Khan) used to procure contraband from accused No 2 (Arbaaz Merchant) and the sources connected to accused No 2, from whose conscious possession six grams of charas was recovered.

    It added that the case of each of the accused cannot be considered individually or separately as prima facie investigation reveals that there is a close link/nexus among all the accused including Aryan Khan for conspiracy to commit offences.

    "It is not feasible to dissect or separate each from the other. All ingredients of the crime that are preparation, intention, attempt and commission are present for this applicant (Aryan Khan)," the affidavit said.

    09:01 (IST)14 Oct 2021
    Pune Police issues lookout notice against NCB's witness

    Pune police have issued a lookout circular against K P Gosavi, one of the independent witnesses of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in the cruise ship drugs seizure case, in connection with a 2018 cheating case

    The NCB, while opposing the bail plea, said that Aryan Khan had been consuming drugs for a few years now and was in touch with some persons who appear to be a part of an international drug network for procurement of drugs. Further probe is on with regard to the financial transactions done abroad, the agency said. Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh, appearing for the NCB, argued that even if one accused is released on bail, then the investigation would be hampered. He told the court that WhatsApp chats of the accused (Aryan Khan and Arbaaz Merchant) refers to bulk quantities of drugs and chats with a foreign national.
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