Ahead of Aryan Khan’s bail plea hearing today, the world is awaiting the big news if the star kid will finally be released today or not. The hearing is expected to begin around 11 am at the sessions court today.
Later in the evening on October 12, Salman and his father Salim Khan were spotted visiting Shah Rukh at his residence, it’s his second visit after October 3.
Both Shah Rukh and Gauri have been struggling to even meet their son as they’re being denied their basic rights of visiting him at the Arthur Road jail. Gauri especially is inconsolable. Suhana has been in constant touch with her mother through this tough phase. She’s currently in America.
Amid the whole incident, celebrities have showered SRK with their love and support throughout. Meanwhile, the paparazzi didn’t spare Aryan’s younger brother, Abram from getting snapped. Fans have shown their disapproval over the whole incident and said ‘leave the child alone.
Recently, his bail plea was deferred to October 13, calling it “unmaintainable”. Aryan Khan is currently under 14-day judicial custody at Arthur road jail. With his new lawyer, Amit Desai, people are expecting his release soon, though the NCB, on the other hand, is expected to defend his bail with new proof.
Aryan Khan along with Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha have been charged with sections 8 (b), 20 (b), 27, 28, 29, and 35 of the NDPS Act. They were detained, along with others, by the NCB on October 3 during NCB’s raid at a rave party on a cruise ship to Goa.
Though the 23-year-old has not been found with any drugs in his possession, NCB has been defending all his bail pleas adamantly. Will he come out clean today or will he complete his 14-day judicial custody, stay tuned for the updates.
Oct 14 (4.49 PM): Order reserved for October 20. Judge VV Patil declares he will try to pass an order on this case on October 20
Oct 14 (4.43 PM): ASG tells him that he has kept all the chats on record for him to see and has argued on only what Desai had said
Oct 14 (4.43 PM): ASG tells him that he has kept all the chats on record for him to see and has argued on only what Desai had said
Oct 14 (4.42 PM): Desai comments and asks him to not argue on facts
Oct 14 (4.40 PM): ASG intervenes and tells that Desai isn’t aware of the chats and he has those on records. Also, he adds that they are not in codes
Oct 14 (4.36 PM): He speaks of ASG’s argument of Toofan Singh’s case that he is not liable to bail when it even says it is applicable even at the stage of bail and requests him to be a free man. He further adds that strict conditions may be applied on him but he is eligible for bail even if he is charged with 37 (2). He has no previous antecedents
Oct 14 (4.35 PM): He further adds that he has stayed overseas for a while and some things are very much legal in many countries
Oct 14 (4.34 PM): He argues that the only concern is that there was a rave party and Aryan was not found in possession of anything so he cannot be held responsible and therefore should be released
Oct 14 (4.33 PM): He argues that their private chats are being tracked which has nothing to do with illicit drug trafficking or illicit behavior
Oct 14 (4.32 PM): He says that their claim of Aryan’s involvement with MEA is false and absurd. Further adds that the WhatsApp chats of these kids are very different
Oct 14 (4.21 PM): He talks about the WhatsApp chats and explains the way these younger generations use words to convey is different from what we older people use and it might seem harsh to us but what he knows is that Aryan is not involved in any drug trafficking conversation or international drug trafficking
Oct 14 (4.20 PM): He goes back to Showik Chakraborty’s case and tells that he was granted bail on the grounds that he didn’t consume any drugs but was involved in distribution.
Oct 14 (4.12 PM): Abdul is charged under section 37 (2), and it was Mohak who gave his name, not Aryan, Merchant, or Aachit
Oct 14 (4.10 PM): He says that Abdul is the one found in possession of a commercial quantity, He tells that instead of reforming the person who is at the bottom of the chain, the consumer, they are putting him in jail
Oct 14 (4.06 PM): He assures that there won’t be any hindrance if the boy is released on bail
Oct 14 (4.03 PM): He then speaks on the matter of voluntarily handing over the mobile phone, where he said it was not handing over but seizure. He demands a separate memo for that
Oct 14 (4.00 PM): He further says that even if Aryan has committed to consuming drugs, the maximum punishment is for 1 year
Oct 14 (3.56 PM): Desai reads out Rhea Chakraborty’s court judgment, saying that ASG believes in harsh treatment with celebrities as they are role models but he objects to the court by saying that everyone has the right to be treated equally before the law
Oct 14 (3.51 PM): Desai reads out the case of Nikesh Tarachand, he said this had twin conditions and the court decided to grant bail as this had a punishment of less than one year
Oct 14 (3.50 PM): The government had issued policies to fight the issue of drug trafficking and in the case of drug peddling to school and college-going children, it spoke about sensitizing them.
Oct 14 (3.44 PM): He adds that the government needs to understand what kinds of drugs can be dealt with and what kinds are a menace
Oct 14 (3.42 PM): Desai appreciates the good job done by the NCB Officers and accepts that drug trafficking is a global issue that needs to be tackled, adds that everything he said is correct but things need to be done according to law
Oct 14 (3.40 PM): Adv Kaashif speaks for Dhamecha, the sections charged against her are 8(c), 20(b), 27, 28. 29 is not there in the arrest memo, says should be out on bail.
Oct 14 (3.36 PM): The court asks: are you relying on the WhatsApp chats, to which Advait Sethna replied yes we are and we will submit the original files which are part of the investigation
Oct 14 (3.35 PM): ASG Anil Singh concludes his submissions
Oct 14 (3.31 PM): ASG now reads Munmun’s reply, says the arguments are common and are part of the same conspiracy
Oct 14 (3.30 PM): The court may consider bail at a later stage but not now when we are still trying to figure out how they are connected
Oct 14 (3.29 PM): He further says that at this preliminary stage, there is no question of bail
Oct 14 (3.26 PM): He says considering they are college-going boys should not be the basis of their bail. They are the future of our nation, he adds
Oct 14 (3.24 PM): He informs that a few days ago 3-4 of his officers were attacked who are now in hospital
Oct 14 (3.22 PM): He adds the NCB officers are working hard to eradicate the issue of drug trafficking which is indeed a serious issue
Oct 14 (3.20 PM): He then cites two cases, one of Bharat Thakker v State of Maharashtra. This is on Section 37, which he doesn’t read but reads the court order, “There are countries in which such offenses are getting death penalties.. In such classes of cases, bail should be the exception and not rule”.
Oct 14 (3.19 PM): He further speaks of the Harshmani v. Customs is a Bombay High Court judgment. he quotes from the order, “The Court must be satisfied that even if the allegations are established there exists every likelihood that accused can be acquitted.
Oct 14 (3.17 PM): He speaks of the next judgment of Gopal Singh v. State of Delhi. This is on all three points of recovery, twin conditions, and conspiracy.
Oct 14 (3.15 PM): He reads out the observation of the case: at the stage of the investigation, recovery is not material
Oct 14 (3.13 PM): He next talks about the recovery case of Ratan Malik and points the paragraphs of judgment to the court to consider
Oct 14 (3.12 PM): He again reads a similar case of Kerala Vs Rajesh which is based on two conditions
Oct 14 (3.07 PM): The next judgment speaks of two different things, one for section 37 applicability and second how serious is the crime under the NDPS Act
Oct 14 (3.06 PM): He speaks of another judgment on conspiracy – State of Orissa v. Mahimananda Mishra. In conspiracy, there cannot be direct proof because only conspirators will know the conspiracy. So SC has said there can only be circumstantial evidence.
Oct 14 (3.05 PM): Nawaz Khan’s case is on no recovery and he asks them to read paragraph 25 of his judgment, where it says that even if there is no recovery, section 37 of the NDPS Act is applicable
Oct 14 (3.03 PM): He next talks about the next judgment of Nawaz Khan which is of recovery
Oct 14 (3.01 PM): He talks about another judgment of Toofan Singh, which is at the stage of the trial
October 14 (2.59 PM): Third judgment is of Bombay High Court ruling in MD Kale v. Mohamed Afzal. This is on the same point as previous judgment he says
October 14 (2.58 PM): He says it needs to be considered at the stage of trial and at the stage of the investigation
Oct 14 (2.55 PM): Hearing commences
Oct 14 (2.07 PM): Judge VV Patil leaves for lunch. The hearing is to restart at 2.45 PM
Oct 14 (2.05 PM): The high court had still not granted bail saying he was in touch with drug peddlers and dealers. In this case, there is drug seizure as well as they were in touch with Aachit and Shivraj who are drug dealers
Oct 14 (2.02 PM): ASG clarifies the judgment in the Showik Chakraborty case and tells him there were no recovery of contraband but in this case there is
Oct 14 (2.00 PM): He clarifies that the mobile phones were voluntarily given by the applicants as opposed by Mr. Sayed who said no phones were confiscated
Oct 14 (1.59 PM): He further adds that this is not the matter of granting bail, there are provisions in the NDPS act that don’t look at the amount of drugs found in possession
Oct 14 (1.57 PM): He also adds that he can apply section 29 at this stage of the preliminary investigation as opposed by Aryan Khan’s defense
Oct 14 (1.54 PM): ASG moves ahead with section 37 of the NDPS Act. he says that he is pointing out this act because it is an act of conspiracy where 15-20 people are involved. he had already pointed this out with charges of section 29 of the NDPS Act
Oct 14 (1.52 PM): He then talks about section 54 of the NDPS Act telling that if the agency comes with the fact that the person is in possession of drugs, it is presumed to be true unless proved otherwise with proof
Oct 14 (1.50 PM): ASG asks to have a look at section 35 of the NDPS Act, where if someone id found with drugs, whatever the agency says is correct unless proved wrong by others
Oct 14 (1.46 PM): He further adds that the total quantity can’t be used for personal consumption and the Kadir, the peddler was in touch with the foreigner, and Aachit Kumar
Oct 14 (1.45 PM): The applicant also signed the panchnama admitting to having the contraband with his friend for their consumption
Oct 14 (1.42 PM): The ASG reads out the panchnama telling that they were going on the cruise for partying and already had the substance for consuming
Oct 14 (1.35 PM): The records state that the client is not a first-time drug consumer
Oct 14 (1.24 PM): Hearing begins
Oct 14 (1.17 PM): ASG Anil Singh and SPP Advait Sethna has reached the court
Oct 14 (12.40 PM): The ASG expected to reach the court in 20-25 mins
Oct 14 (12.36 PM): Court dismissed the application of the intervenor
Oct 14 (12.35 PM): Pune Police issues lookout notice for KP Gosavi, one of the nine independent witnesses of the NCB in the cruise ship raid of October 2
Oct 14 (12.21 PM): An intervenor, claiming to be a social worker approached the court today and requested to assist the prosecution, claiming that Aryan Khan has been getting special treatment. A junior lawyer from Maneshinde’s team opposed it and called it a publicity stunt.
Oct 14 (11.51 AM): Shah Rukh Khan’s bodyguard, and manager, Pooja Dadlani arrive at the court ahead of Aryan Khan’s bail hearing today
Oct 14 (11.15 AM): Aryan Khan along with 5 others shifted from the quarantine cell to the common cell.
Oct 13 (5.33 PM): Court defers the matter for tomorrow at 11:00 AM
Oct 13 (5.11 PM): ASG shows the WhatsApp chats and tells talking about bulk amounts cannot be used for personal consumption. we are trying to trace the foreign national
Oct 13 (5.10 PM): When section 29 of the NDPS Act is charged the conspirator will be punished, no matter if he has drugs or not
Oct 13 (5.05 PM): he further adds that the reason he is saying this because in the case of conspiracy it is not necessary that all the accused are found in possession of the drugs
Oct 13 (4.37 PM): ASG Anil Singh asks for an hour’s break, adds if something needs to be submitted, we will continue tomorrow, he further says nobody is here for bail but a much bigger picture of illegal drug trafficking which is a serious issue, it is not necessary that the decision needs to be taken today itself, there are endless bail pleas heard every day.
Oct 13 (4.33 PM): This case is all about Merchant and Khan whom I don’t even know so why am I being held behind bars. They say the drugs were found in the corner of the room so how is it called in possession of me? They are trying to show it as a conspiracy when even nobody is connected. why are they not arresting others and targeting me in between for no reason?
Oct 13 (4.30 PM): Dhamecha denies her relation with Aryan, says she doesn’t know him and has never met him, just knew he is famous.
Oct 13 (4.27 PM): Adv Ali Kaashif begins his defense for Munmun Dhamecha he says that she was invited by Baldev but he has not been arrested
Oct 13 (4.25 PM): He further tells that he recovered the drugs from Aachit but that has been done, and how are they conducting a joint trial when it was only for his consumption? they should be released because they have learnt their lesson.
Oct 13 (4.23 PM): The whole scenario is because of WhatsApp chats and the Panchnama. the recovery of phones will charge section 27(z) but nothing was recovered and when they didn’t find a phone from both of us, how did they find the chats?
Oct 13 (4.22 PM): Adv Taraq Sayed begins his defense for Merchant
Oct 13 (4.11 PM): Desai argues without any possession of drugs and with a maximum punishment of 1 year, there is no point in keeping him under custody.
Oct 13 (4.09 PM): Desai passes a chart that describes the arrest of Aryan Khan then moves on to court’s judgment on the D’Silva case of August
Oct 13 (4.02 PM): Desai adds, Merchant had the drugs for himself and that cannot be called a conspiracy. He has been booked for 8(c), 20(b), and 27
Oct 13 (3.57 PM): Desai reads the bail application and says he was booked under sections 27, 20(b), 28, 29, 8(c) of the NDPS Act
Oct 13 (3.53 PM): Illicit drug trafficking comes under section 27(A) and the NCB did not invoke him of that because they knew he was not involved in illicit trafficking, Desai said.
Oct 13 (3.46 PM): Even when he had nothing, the NCB has charged him with illicit drug trafficking. the senior advocate calls it a serious offense.
Oct 13 (3.40 PM): Arbaaz accepted consuming the charas himself, so there is no point of selling it neither is Aryan related to it.
Oct 13 (3.36 PM): Desai further adds, again and again, it is being said that there were drugs and cash but Aryan was in possession of none. There were only 6 grams of charas and that too with Arbaaz and Aryan has been unnecessarily clubbed with Arbaaz and Munmun even when he had nothing. He didn’t have cash so he couldn’t buy drugs and when he couldn’t buy, he couldn’t consume or sell it
Oct 13 (3.24 PM): they cannot connect unconnected persons and call it a conspiracy, Desai argues
Oct 13 (3.15 PM): Desai further adds, Khan was in no possession of drugs or the ecstasy pills as mentioned
Oct 13 (3.13 PM): Film Producer Imtiaz Khatri is called upon for questioning by NCB
Oct 13 (2.57 PM): Adv Amit Desai begins his argument, he is representing the Superstar SRK’s son Aryan Khan in this case today.
Oct 13 (2.53 PM): ASG Anil Singh argues from NCB’s side, the hearing commences
Oct 13 (2.52 PM): NCB’s counsel Advait Sethna and ASG Anil Singh have reached the court
Oct 13 (2.08 PM): the NCB reply states: the investigation has found that accused no 1 (Aryan Khan)’s role in the case is of illicit procurement and distribution of contraband. It is evident that Aryan Khan used to acquire contraband from Accused No 2 (Arbaaz Merchant) and possession of 6 grams of charas was obtained from his shoes.
Therefore, Aryan and Arbaaz are closely related in the case. It is very clear that Accused No 17 and 19 distributed charas/ganja to Accused No 1 and Accused No 2. Accused No 3 (Munmun Dhamecha) was found in possession of 5 grams of hashish and arrested. She is said to have obtained it from the cruise and her guilty mental state is evident.
Oct 13 (01:27 PM): Hearing to commence at 2.45 pm
Oct 13 (1.20 PM): NCB stated that all the accused are connected to each other so it is not possible to release anyone. The hearing has not commenced yet. ASG Anil Singh and Special Public Prosecutor Advait Sethna has not reached the court.
Oct 13 (1.15 PM): The Narcotics Control Bureau submits its reply
Oct 13 (12.30 PM): The Narcotics Control Bureau to submit its reply soon
Oct 13 (11.30 AM): Mohit Bhartiya, the BJP leader hits back at Nawab Malik, tweeting his drug test reports on his account. Bhartiya challenged Malik back who was questioning Mohit over Aryan Khan’s drugs case on Saturday
My Challenge To मियाँ Nawab:
I And My Whole Family Have Done All Drug Test, I Challenge Nawab Mallik And Family to Do the Same !
— Mohit Bharatiya (@mohitbharatiya_) October 13, 2021
Oct 13 (11.27 AM): Shah Rukh Khan’s manager, Pooja Dadlani arrives at the court for Aryan’s Khan’s bail hearing. Senior Advocate, Amit Desai is already in court. The court waiting for NCB’s written reply
Oct 13 (11.20 AM): Additional Solicitor General is expected to arrive soon, Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri leave for the court hearing from Mannat
Oct 13 (11.00 AM): The special judge under the NDPS Act (Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act), VV Patil will hear the case.
Oct 13 (10.00 AM): Shahrukh Khan family fans and supporters are praying for Aryan Khan Bail:
— Shamsuddin Khan (@iam_shamsuddin) October 13, 2021
— Neha Khanna (@nehakhanna_07) October 12, 2021