The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has filed its reply on actor Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan's bail petition in Mumbai cruise drug bust case.
The NCB also filed its responses to bail applications of Arbaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha.
The agency charged Aryan with the sale and possession of illegal drugs. It claimed that there is material to show Aryan was in touch with some persons from abroad who appear to be part of an international drug network for illicit procurement of drugs.
NCB in its response to the bail plea of Munmun Dhamecha has said that probe has primarily revealed that #AryanKhan (Accused no 1) has role so far as illicit procurement and distribution of contraband is concerned.#AryanKhanDrugCase@fpjindia— Bhavna Uchil (@UchilBhavna) October 13, 2021
The agency had also summoned film producer Imtiyaz Khatri to appear before it again in connection with the case. This is the third time he has been summoned by the agency. He was first called for questioning on Tuesday and then on Saturday.
The Special Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) court will resume the hearing at 2:45 PM today and the Additional Solicitor General Anil C Singh is likely to appear in the court. Earlier on Monday, an NDPS court in Mumbai said that it would hear the bail plea of Aryan Khan and other accused in the Mumbai cruise drug bust case on Wednesday.
The court asked the NCB to file its reply on Wednesday morning and argue in the same matter in the second half of the same day.
A Mumbai Magistrate court had on October 7 sent Aryan, son of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan and seven others to judicial custody for 14 days. On Friday, the Esplanade court rejected the bail plea of Aryan Khan, Arbaz Seth Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha, in the case related to the seizure of drugs following a raid at a party on a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast.
A total of 20 people, including two Nigerian nationals, have been arrested so far in the case related to the seizure of drugs following a raid at a party on the Cordelia cruise ship off the Mumbai coast on October 2. (With agency inputs)
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