The talk of the town, or should we say Bollywood, right now is all about Aryan Khan’s bail. The Sessions Court is hearing his bail applications. The NCB’s ASG Anil Singh has drawn parallels between the Aryan Khan case and the cases of Rhea and Showik Chakraborty.
For the past few weeks, the 23-year-old star kid has been making headlines for his arrest by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials in the cruise ship raid case.
The fact that no narcotics were found on Aryan Khan does not mean he should be released, according to ASG Anil Singh. He went on to say that neither Rhea Chakraborty nor her brother, Showik, had any narcotics on them.
ASG Anil Singh also testified during Aryan Khan’s bail hearing that Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty were not granted bail since their case was still being investigated. According to ASG, “The record and the evidence before your honour shows that he is a regular consumer of contraband for last few years. The contraband in possession of Arbaz Merchant who accompanied Khan was for the consumption of both of them.”
Satish Maneshinde is Aryan’s legal representative in court. The lawyer for the star kid claimed that no narcotics were recovered from Aryan, but ASG countered that retrieval is irrelevant in this case.
Singh said in court that Aryan is a regular drug user who would purchase illegal substances from Arbaaz Merchant. ASG said, “There are provisions in the NDPS Act which have got nothing to do with quantity so that can not be the argument to say that the punishment is only for a year. Once the connection is established, then the quantity is not important. My submission is that this is not a case for grant of bail.”
Aryan Khan and Arbaaz Merchant had known each other for years, according to Anil Singh. Anil continued by saying that Aryan and Arbaaz had been made aware of the possession. It is stated that the Whatsapp chats contain references to bulk volume.