Mumbai Drug Bust Updates: Aryan Khan and 7 others sent to judicial custody for 14 days
Mumbai Drug Bust Updates: Aryan Khan and 7 others sent to judicial custody for 14 days
Mumbai Drug Bust LIVE Updates: Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchantt and others who were detained by NCB appeared before the court today. The court has rejected Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan's bail has send Aryan and 7 others to judicial custody for 14 days. Stay updated with the latest development and read them here!
An NCB team busted an alleged drugs party on the Cordelia Cruise ship which was on its way to Goa at mid-sea on October 2 night. During the same, as many as eight people including superstar Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Seth Merchantt, Munmun Dhamecha, Vikrant Chhoker, Ismeet Singh, Nupur Sarika, Gomit Chopra and Mohak Jaswal were detained for questioning. Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchantt and 6 others have been sent to judicial custody for 14 days. Mumbai court said the case will now be heard by a special NDPS court. The court added that 'it will hear the bail plea of Aryan Khan on Friday (October 8) and asked NCB to file a reply by then.
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Mumbai Drug Bust updates:
Oct 07, 202110:52 PM (IST)Posted by Ridhi Suri
Farah Khan spotted leaving Shah Rukh's bungalow
Farah Khan was spotted leaving Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan's bungalow, Mannat. She was there to support the couple in their touch time. Meanwhile, Aryan Khan, who had been in NCB custody till October 7, has been sent to judicial custody in the Mumbai cruise drugs case.
Oct 07, 20219:41 PM (IST)Posted by Ridhi Suri
More people arrested including a Nigerian national
Oct 07, 20217:17 PM (IST)Posted by Parina Taneja
Satish Maneshinde requested the court to allow Aryan Khan and others to stay in the NCB office tonight. The court accepted the request. The accused will be kept in the NCB office in judicial custody till tomorrow because the jail would not accept new inmates at this hour without a covid report.
Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchantt and 6 others to judicial custody for 14 days
Aryan Khan, Arbaz Merchant and 6 others were sent to judicial custody for 14 days. Court says the case will now be heard by a special NDPS court. The star kid has applied for bail. Esplanade Magistrate court says it will hear the bail plea of Aryan Khan at 11 am tomorrow; asks NCB to file reply by then.
Satish Maneshinde: Aryan has not been interrogated for last two nights
Aryan's lawyer Satish Maneshinde told the court, "Till today, Aryan has been asked one question and that is about his foreign stay. He has not been confronted with Achit Kumar who was also in NCB's custody for the last many hours."
He further informed that Prateek Gaba had invited Aryan Khan as a VVIP guest to the cruise. Prateek was asked by Abhir Furniturewala to invite Aryan.
He added that there are series of chats between Aryan and Prateek which do not refer to rave or drug party. Prateek is Arbaaz's friend too and hence, the latter was also invited to the party.
Aryan and Arbaaz were searched before they boarded the ship. After Aryan was taken to the NCB office, he was searched again and the agency found nothing. They took Aryan's phone in custody.
Satish Maneshinde concluded that in the last two nights Aryan has not been interrogated. His custody should not been extended
Oct 07, 20215:10 PM (IST)Posted by Parina Taneja
Aryan Khan and 7 others produced before Mumbai court for further remand. In its application, NCB has sought their custody till Oct 11.
Oct 07, 20214:45 PM (IST)Posted by Parina Taneja
Achit Kumar sent to NCB custody till 9th October
The 17th accused Achit Kumar has been sent to NCB custody till October 9 by a court in Mumbai. Kumar was arrested based on disclosers made by accused Aryan Khan and Arbaaz Merchantt.
Oct 07, 20214:26 PM (IST)Posted by Parina Taneja
Special public prosecutor Advait Sethna tells the court that Achit Kumar is the main supplier of 'ganja'. He was arrested after his name came out in Aryan Khan's statement. He further says that a confrontation of Achit with Aryan and Arbaaz Merchantt is required. As far as Aryan and Arbaaz are concerned, the accused Achit Kumar was the supplier and was arrested after recovering 2.6 grams of 'ganja'.
Achit Kumar's lawyer Ashwin Thool slams NCB and claims that the agency is lying. He said, "At 2 pm they picked Achit from his house on the 5th October. He is in their custody since then. Now they show him arrested on the 6th. They are lying before this court."
(Inputs from India TV reporter Rajesh Kumar)
Oct 07, 20214:05 PM (IST)Posted by Parina Taneja
NCB tells court it is still conducting raids
While seeking custody of Aryan Khan & 7 others till October 11 in the drug seizure case, NCB tells a Mumbai-based court it is still conducting raids and "anyone arrested in those raids would be needed to be confronted with the present accused"
Oct 07, 20213:55 PM (IST)Posted by Parina Taneja
Nawab Malik questions 'Who is Guru and Chela'?
State Minister Nawab Malik continues to attack the proceedings of the Narcotics Control Bureau officials in Cruise drugs case. Yesterday, he questioned NCB's action taken against Aryan Khan and said that it was wrong. Today, he shared a picture and asked who is the main facilitator of this raid, who is 'guru' and who is 'Chela'.
Oct 07, 20213:50 PM (IST)Posted by Parina Taneja
NCB seeks Aryan's custody till October 11
NCB seeks remand of Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchantt, Munmun Dhamecha, and five others till October 11. Aryan's lawyer Advocate Satish Maneshinde tells court, "My junior and a family member want to meet him to take instructions." The court has granted the permission.
Oct 07, 20213:15 PM (IST)Posted by Prerna Yadav
Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant, Munmun Dhamecha and others arrive at Killa Court
SRK's son Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant, Munmun Dhamecha and others have been brought to the Killa Court by the NCB team for their bail hearing.
Oct 07, 20212:32 PM (IST)Posted by Parina Taneja
NCB vs NCP
NCB may have given its explanation after Nawab Malik's allegations of conducting a fake raid on Cruise and targeting Bollywood. But the NCP leader in Mumbai is now preparing to take the field against NCB. At 4 pm, NCP workers will protest outside the NCB office. In view of this, Mumbai Police has barricaded the NCB office from all sides and has increased security.
Oct 07, 202112:27 PM (IST)Posted by Shriya Bhasin
Hrithik Roshan pens a note for Aryan Khan, asks him to 'keep calm & trust the light'
Taking to Instagram and sharing a picture of Aryan, Hrithik wrote, "My dear Aryan . Life is a strange ride . It’s great because it’s uncertain. It’s great cause it throws you curve balls, but god is kind. He gives only the toughest ones the toughest balls to play. You know you are chosen when amidst the chaos you can feel the pressure to hold your own. And I know you must feel it now. The anger, the confusion, the helplessness. Aaah , the very ingredients that are needed to burn the hero out from inside you. But be wary , those same ingredients could burn away the good stuff... the kindness, the compassion, the love. Allow yourself to burn, but just enough.. Mistakes , failings , victories , success... they’r all the same if you know which parts to keep with you and which parts to throw away from the experience.
But know that you can grow better with them all. I’v known you as a kid and i’v known you as a man. Own it. Own everything you experience. They’r your gifts. Trust me. In time when you connect the dots... I promise you , It’s gonna make sense. Only if you have stared the devil in his eyes and kept your calm. Keep calm . Observe. These moments are the makers of your Tom. And Tom is going to have a brilliant sun shining. But for it , you must go thru the dark. Calm , still , owning your own. And trusting the light. Within. It’s always there . Love you man . Oct 7, 2021."
Accused Arbaz Seth Merchant's lawyer files bail plea for him in Esplanade court in Mumbai. Along with bail plea, he has also filed an application seeking "CCTV footage of cruise ship to check if NCB recovered something from Arbaz or it was planted on him."
Oct 07, 202111:55 AM (IST)Posted by Shriya Bhasin
Arbaaz Merchantt leaves for NCB office
Oct 07, 202110:31 AM (IST)Posted by Shriya Bhasin
How Cordelia cruise ship looks from inside, watch this video by Shenaz Treasury
Taking to Instagram and sharing the video, Shenaz wrote, "Ships? Trains Planes? Bikes? Or Cars? Or something else? Which one is you?? I'm a boat I was conceived on a ship. My dad was a captain. I've been on many ships but never on a passenger cruise!!!"
Oct 07, 20219:56 AM (IST)Posted by Shriya Bhasin
Did Aryan Khan cry before father Shah Rukh Khan?
Shah Rukh Khan had to take the NCB's permission for a brief meet with his son in the agency lock-up, when the 24-year-old cried before his dad, though eventually it has surfaced that no drugs were recovered from him.
Responding to the NCP's leader Nawab Malik allegations on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) regarding the cruise party case, BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said that Malik is trying to change the narrative at someone's behest by bringing in the party's name.
"The primary question is not as to who was there; if they were affiliated with BJP or not...(Maharashtra Minister) Nawab Malik is trying to change the narrative at someone's behest by bringing in BJP's name," Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Fadnavis told ANI. "The truth would come out soon," added Fadnavis.
Oct 07, 20219:28 AM (IST)Posted by Shriya Bhasin
Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Seth Merchantt outside NCB office
Oct 07, 20219:26 AM (IST)Posted by Shriya Bhasin
Nawab Malik alleges Aryan Khan's arrest is 'forgery'; attempt to malign Bollywood's image
Maharashtra Cabinet Minister and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik on Wednesday alleged that Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) raid onboard a Mumbai cruise was "forgery", and BJP has misused the central agency to frame Aryan Khan. "Aryan Khan's arrest is a forgery. For the last one month, information was being circulated to crime reporters that the next target is actor Shah Rukh Khan," said Malik.
"Not even one gram of drug was seized on the cruise, not even on the terminal. The drug was not even found with any one of the accused. Whatever the video of the sample has been shared by the NCB, it has been made in the Zonal Director's office which is against the procedure of seizure," he added.
Oct 07, 20219:24 AM (IST)Posted by Shriya Bhasin
Some links related to bitcoin, says NCB Mumbai Director
Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Mumbai Director Sameer Wankhede on Wednesday said that there are some links related to bitcoin which the NCB could not share at present, in connection with a drug seizure on a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast.
Oct 07, 20219:22 AM (IST)Posted by Shriya Bhasin
Arbaaz Merchantt's father calls allegations on son 'baseless'
Oct 07, 20219:21 AM (IST)Posted by Shriya Bhasin
NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede said that the Narcotics DDG has clarified the political allegations against two people in the press note. Those people were together and were the witnesses. Further he said that it would not be appropriate for him to speak more on the matter. "Our investigation is going on, it would not be appropriate to tell more. I will not be able to tell anything about the custody of accused who will be presented in the court. There has been one more arrest in the case who will be presented in the court tomorrow."
Oct 07, 20219:17 AM (IST)Posted by Shriya Bhasin
NCB arrests 18th accused-- a foreign national
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Wednesday arrested a foreign national from Mumbai's Bandra area in connection with the cruise ship raid case. According to the NCB, mephedrone (MD) in commercial quantity was recovered from his possession. "This is the 18th arrest in the cruise ship raid case," the official said.
Oct 07, 20219:15 AM (IST)Posted by Shriya Bhasin
Eight people detained by NCB included names of -- Aryan Khan, Arbaz Seth Merchant, Munmun Dhamecha, Vikrant Chhoker, Ismeet Singh, Nupur Sarika, Gomit Chopra and Mohak Jaswal.
Oct 07, 20219:14 AM (IST)Posted by Shriya Bhasin
Satish Maneshinde, the lawyer arguing in defence of Aryan Khan said in the Court, "Accused number 1, Aryan Khan was invited for the cruise party. However, he did not have a boarding pass. He didn't have any seats or cabins there. Secondly, according to the seizure, nothing has been found in his possession. He is arrested only based on chats."
Oct 07, 20219:14 AM (IST)Posted by Shriya Bhasin
As per the NCB, three persons have been booked under Section 8C, 20B, 27 (Punishment for consumption of any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance) and 35 (Presumption of culpable mental state) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS Act). 8C of NDPS Act refers to prohibition to produce, manufacture, possess, sell, purchase, transport, warehouse, use, consume, import inter-State, export inter-State, import into India, export from India or tranship any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance while Section 20B deals with punishment for producing, manufacturing, possessing, selling, purchasing, transportation, imports inter-State, exports inter-State or use of cannabis.
Oct 07, 20219:13 AM (IST)Posted by Shriya Bhasin
Eight persons were detained for questioning by the NCB in connection with the drug seizure on the cruise ship, according to NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede. All of the eight persons were later arrested on October 3.