Aryan Khan granted bail after three weeks in jail

Aryan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmum Dhamecha will be released either tomorrow or by Saturday

Entertainment Desk October 28, 2021

Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood's King Khan Shah Rukh Khan and wife Gauri Khan, has been granted bail after spending three weeks in jail, reported The Indian Express. Aryan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmum Dhamecha will be released either tomorrow or by Saturday, says Arbaaz's lawyer Amit Desai. All three will be coming out of jail only after the operative part of the order comes tomorrow.

On October 2, Aryan was detained by the NCB for an alleged drug bust on a cruise before the youngster boarded it. He was soon taken into custody and consequently arrested. The 23-year-old was then sent to a 14-day judicial remand.

The central agency said it was investigating “suspicious transactions constituting offences” under the Act. It said the total recovery, in this case, was 13 grams of cocaine, 5 grams of mephedrone, 22 pills of MDMA (Ecstasy) - all categorised as “intermediate quantities” - and 21 grams of charas, which falls in the category of “small quantity”. The recovery also included INR130,000 in cash, it said.

Even after several bail attempts, Aryan still sits behind bars without evidence of finding drugs on him, quoted Hindustan Times. On October 9, Aryan approached the session’s court after the detailed 15-page order was made available by the Mumbai magistrate court.

In the order, it was revealed that Aryan has not been found in possession of drugs. He has been 'charged with the consumption of drugs', the publication reported. So why did NCB oppose the bail plea? According to the bureau, the star kid's WhatsApp was filled to the brim with evidence of his involvement with the consumption of drugs. So much so that the bureau has assumed what Aryan's lawyer said were chats about football, was in reality his admittance to smuggling drugs in 'bulk quantities'.

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