The popular actor Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan's bail plea hearing is underway in Bombay High Court. The Bombay High Court will resume hearing the bail application of Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan and others today.
Former Attorney General of India Mukul Rohatgi is appearing for Aryan Khan's bail plea in the Mumbai cruise drug case before the Bombay High Court. The team already has Amit Desai, Senior Advocate, Satish Manshinde, Senior Advocate, Anandini Fernandes, along with Advocate Rustom Mulla, Desai Desai Carrimjee & Mulla.
During arguments on Tuesday, former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi argued that Aryan Khan was a "young man" who should be sent to rehab rather than jail.
Timeline of Aryan Khan case - From his arrest, allegations of extortion against NCB's Sameer Wankhede to bail plea in Bombay High Court and more
Oct 2: Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) raid cruise ship Cordelia that was bound from Mumbai to Goa and seize 13 gm Cocaine, 5 gm Mephedrone, 21 gm Charas and 22 pills of MDMA or Ecstasy and register a case. Some persons detained.
Oct 3: Actor Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan, his friend Arbaaz Merchant and model Munmun Dhamecha were arrested and produced before a magistrate. The magistrate remands the trio in NCB custody till the next day.
Oct 4: Aryan and others produced before the magistrate again. The NCB claims photos and chats in Aryan's phone point to an international drug trafficking. The court remands them in further custody till Oct 7.
Oct 7: Court denies further custody sought by the agency and says grounds cited for further custody are vague. Simply remanding them in custody would amount to a violation of their fundamental rights guaranteed under the constitution. Remands them in judicial custody. Aryan seeks bail.
Oct 8: Magistrate rejects bail plea of Aryan, Arbaaz and Munmun. Says plea not maintainable before it.
Oct 9: Aryan seeks bail before a holiday sessions court. Says he is falsely implicated and that no drugs were recovered from him, as also admitted by the NCB.
Oct 11: His advocates seek an urgent hearing of his bail plea. Court asks NCB to reply on Oct 13.
Oct 13: Aryan's bail application gets adjourned till Thursday, 12 PM (October 14) by Mumbai sessions court.
Oct 14: A Mumbai Special NDPS court reserves its order for October 20 on bail application of Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha. Aryan Khan fails to secure bail and gets sent back to jail till Wednesday, October 20.
Oct 20: Special NDPS court rejects bail plea.
Oct 21: Shah Rukh Khan meets Aryan Khan in Jail.
Oct 26: Bombay HC started hearing the bail plea
OCT 28: The Bombay High Court will resume hearing the bail application.
Malik vs Wankhede over Mumbai drug bust
Meanwhile, the NCB's zonal director Wankhede and Maharastra minister and senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik are at loggerheads over the investigation of the drugs-on-cruise in Mumbai.
Notably, in the drug-on-cruise case, Nawab Malik had accused the zonal director of NCB Sameer Wankhede of favouritism. Along with this, he also made serious allegations like extortion and has also raised questions on Wankhede's birth certificate and marriage.
The NCB has ordered a vigilance inquiry into the claims made by a witness in the cruise drugs case of an extortion bid of Rs 25 crore by some agency officials, including its Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede, and others for letting off Aryan Khan.
(With agency inputs)
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