Cruise Drug Bust: Aryan Khan Arrested; Lawyer Urges Court to Grant 1 day Police Custody

Story Highlights
  • Criminal Counsel Satish Maneshinde appears for Aryan Khan.
  • Defence lawyer claims offence bailable and urges one day police custody.
  • NCB detained the star kid and demanded custody until October 5th.

Mumbai: After being taken in for questioning, Aryan Khan, Arbaz Seth Merchant and Munmum Dhamecha have been arrested by NCB officials and are charged under Section 8(c), 20(b),27 and 35 of the NDPS Act. Earlier during the day, the accused were subjected to a medical test following which they were sent to the Mumbai court to commence the hearing of the case.

Representing Aryan Khan, Criminal Counsel Satish Maneshinde stated that the offence was bailable and Aryan was not an organizer but a guest at the event. Satish urged 2 days remand for the Khan boy and requested one-day police custody contradicting NCBs demand of remand until October 5th.

Speaking to the media reporters in connection with the case, Jurgen Bailom Cordelia Cruises owner asserted that the firm abides by the rules set by the authorities. “We only operating the ship, we don’t know anything else. We aren’t the organizers,” he said.

The three big daddy boys were arrested at 2 pm on Sunday for involvement in consumption, selling and purchasing of contraband. Officials seized 13 grams of cocaine, 5 grams of MD, 21 grams of charas, 22 pills of MDMA (Ecstasy) and 1.33 lakh rupees in cash. Incriminating shreds of evidence based on the WhatsApp chat, the NCB officials on Sunday morning arrested eight accused.

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