Aryan Khan, Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's son, was sent to the Arthur Road jail in Mumbai after a court refused him bail in a drug seizure case on Friday. Aryan and the other accused who were sent with him are likely to spend the weekend in quarantine cells. They would not get any special treatment inside the jail, reports PTI.
Along with Aryan Khan, five other men arrested in the case too were sent to the same jail, while two women accused including Munmun Dhamecha were sent to Byculla women's prison. They will have to spend the weekend in quarantine cells as the Sessions Court, where they will need to file appeal for bail, would not be working on October 9 which is the second Saturday of the month. Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchantt and 4 others have been kept in the isolation ward of Arthur Road Jail. Shah Rukh Khan's son will be kept in this cell for five days. If he and other undertrial accused do not get bail from the Mumbai Sessions Court, they will be shifted to "Chillar Barrack" ie Chhutta Barrack and if bail is granted before five days they will be allowed to go home.
Aryan Khan and other accused will have to follow the "jail-manual" during their time in prison. This includes waking up at 6 am to freshen up, have breakfast at 7 am, lunch by 11 pm, tea at 3 pm, dinner at 6 pm, which they will have to finish by 8 pm.
Usually, in Arthur Road Jail, which is an under-trial prison built by the British in 1925, the under-trial convicts are taken out of their barracks ie cell after breakfast and food so that they can take a walk inside the prison. But in the case of Aryan Khan, this will not happen until his 5-day period of COVID isolation is completed.
In this isolation cell due to security reasons, Aryan and the other four accused in the drug case have been kept in separate cells. In this cell, there's only one fan and a bathroom. Each one is given a blanket, bed sheet and a pillow. The accused do not get the clothes of the jail because this is an under trial jail, so all the accused including Aryan can wear their clothes but they will have to eat the food of the jail.
On Thursday, the metropolitan magistrate had sent eight accused including Aryan (23) in 14-day judicial custody after their NCB remand ended. Later, on Friday, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate R.M. Nerlikar rejected the bail applications of Aryan, Arbaaz Merchant, and Munmun Dhamecha, on grounds of "maintainability", upholding the contentions of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) legal team.
Shortly after the verdict, lawyers for some of the accused told the media that though the detailed reasoning for the ACMM's order will come later, they plan to apply to the Sessions Court for bail on Monday.
In the high-drama rave party raid on October 2, the NCB had stated that it recovered drugs like 13 grams cocaine, 21 gms charas, 5 gms MD, and 22 MDMA pills in the operation from the accused, most of whom are linked to the glamour and entertainment industry.
Later, in the past few days, another 10 persons have been arrested for their alleged involvements in the rave party, including four from a Delhi-based event management company which had chartered the Cordelia Cruise ship for the Mumbai-Goa voyage.
As per the latest update, raid is being conducted by the NCB at the residence and office of film producer Imtiyaz Khatri in Bandra area of Mumbai on Saturday.
The Narcotics Control Bureau has arrested 18 persons so far after raiding a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast and allegedly recovering narcotic drugs.
-- with IANS, PTI inputs
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