Shahrukh Khan’s son Aryan not granted bail in drugs case, NCB custody till October 7

Film actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan was today denied bail following his sensational arrest in the Mumbai drug-on-cruise case. The 23-year-old was remanded in the custody of anti-drug agency Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) till Thursday by a Mumbai court. Aryan Khan’s parents Shah Rukh and Gauri Khan did not attend the bail hearing.


Aryan Khan’s friend Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha have also been sent to NCB custody till October 7. They were “in tears” when the judge announced the decision.

“Investigation is of prime importance and it needs to be carried out. It benefits both accused and investigator,” a judge said while extending the custody of Aryan Khan and seven others.

All eight were arrested on Sunday after an anti-drugs agency went undercover and raided a rave party on the “Cordelia” cruise from Mumbai to Goa on Saturday evening.


During the raid 13 grams of cocaine, 21 grams of charas, 22 tablets of MDMA and 5 grams of MD were recovered. According to a report by news agency Press Trust of India quoting an unnamed official of the Anti-Drugs Bureau, the drugs were found hidden in clothes, underwear and purses.

The agency told the court that it needed Aryan Khan in custody till October 11 (Monday week) to question him. The Narcotics Control Bureau alleged that the case involves an international drug cartel.

“Unless we investigate the consumer how do we know who is the supplier, who is financing it,” the agency said.

“Links in the form of chats etc. show the involvement of international cartel. It is a group of persons, like a gang,” the agency’s lawyer told the court, adding that “code names” were found in Aryan Khan’s chats and links of bank and cash transfers that had to be verified.

Aryan Khan argued that he was a special invitee to the cruise ship and “cannot be roped in with the entire seizure in the case”.

He said investigators found nothing in his bag and found 6 gm in his bag, “a small quantity”.

He also said the officials had only found chats on his phone and “WhatsApp chats without any recovery” is of no significance.

“In my entire stay aboard I was not involved any drug usage,” said senior lawyer Satish Maneshinde, appearing for Aryan Khan.

“One of the grounds for asking my custody is seizure of commercial quantity from other accused. Commercial quantity seized from other accused cannot be foisted on me. They are talking about international drug trafficking which is a very serious charge and has to be backed by evidence,” said Aryan Khan.

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