Cruise drugs case: Special court to hear Aryan Khan’s bail plea today

Mumbai: A special court here on Wednesday will hear the bail application of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, arrested in connection with the seizure of banned drugs onboard a cruise ship headed to Goa.

It had directed the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) to file its reply on October 13. The NCB had said there was “no extreme urgency” to hear the application and sought a week to file an affidavit.

Special Judge V V Patil is hearing the matters related to the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

The defence said Aryan Khan was “falsely implicated” and releasing him on bail would not stop the probe.

Aryan Khan was arrested on October 3 after the NCB raided a Goa-bound cruise ship off the Mumbai coast and claimed to have recovered drugs from some persons in the ship.He is currently in judicial custody and lodged at the Arthur Road prison in Mumbai.

He approached the special court for bail on October 8 after his plea for the same was rejected by a magistrate’s court last week on the ground that it did not have the jurisdiction to decide the matter.

In his plea, Aryan Khan said he was innocent and has not committed any crime and that he has been falsely implicated in the case.