As the hearing of Shah Rukh Khan’s son, Aryan Khan’s bail plea is taking place in the Bombay High Court, former AGI Mukul Rohatgi appearing for the star kid, denied connections between Aryan Khan’s alleged WhatsApp chats and the ongoing cruise ship drugs case during the court session.
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ANI quoted Aryan’s argument in the matter, “As there was no recovery no consumption, I say that I’m (Aryan Khan) arrested wrongly. What is put against me is that accused 2 (Arbaz Merchant) came with me and was having something with him. So I am charged with conscious possession of drugs.”
“How can I be charged with conscious possession if someone carried something in his shoes?” argued Rohatgi on behalf of Khan. “2nd thing put against me(Aryan), is imp-that many others were found with some amount of drugs so they allege that there was a general conspiracy. They’re not charging me with consumption/possession but with conspiracy&conspiracy not with accused 2 but others” he added.
“There’s one more thing put against me (Aryan) – my WhatsApp chats of 2018, 2019 & 2020. These chats are not related to Cruise case. Cruise case started with Gaba (Pratik Gaba) & ended there. There is no connection between my chats and present case of Cruise” Aryan’s lawyer further stated.
Talking about Aryan’s friend Arbaaz Merchantt who is among the other accused in the case, Rohatgi argued,Accused 2 (Arbaz Merchant) says that he was not having possession (of drugs) but it was planted on him. Whether it was planted or it was in his possession, I have nothing to do with that. 23 days have passed till today and I had nothing to do with all this.”
“I’ve no case of consumption, possession, purchase or sale against me. You can see the Punchnama & the rejoinder filed by me. I’m not concerned with any controversy going on the TV, Social media or anywhere else. I don’t have anything against any NCB Officer” he said.
Check out his full argument here:
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In the latest on the bail plea, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Tuesday filed its reply and strongly opposed Aryan’s bail alleging that Shah Rukh Khan’s manager “influenced” the Panch-Witness Prabhakar Sail. They also claimed that Khan’s international links show that he is not a mere consumer as claimed, but that prima facie point towards “illegal drug procurements.”
Aryan has sought bail today on grounds of merits uninfluenced by the developments in the case raging outside.