Zoom News : Oct 26, 2021, 06:56 AM
Aryan Khan Bail Plea: The Bombay High Court will hear today the bail plea of Aryan Khan, son of actor Shah Rukh Khan, arrested in connection with the seizure of drugs from a Cordelia cruise. The court will also hear the bail plea of fashion model Munmun Dhamecha arrested in the same case today. Earlier a special court had refused bail to Aryan Khan and said that prima facie it appears that he was regularly involved in drug related activities.The special court had said that even from the WhatsApp chat, prima facie it appears that he was in contact with drug smugglers. The court had also rejected the bail applications of Arbaaz Merchant (26) and Munmun Dhamecha (28). On October 3, the NCB had arrested the trio, including several others, in connection with the seizure of narcotics from a Goa-bound cruise boat off the Mumbai coast. All three are currently in judicial custody.While Aryan Khan and Merchant are lodged in Arthur Road Jail, Dhamecha is lodged in the city's Byculla Women's Jail. They are accused of possession, use and smuggling of narcotic substances under the NDPS Act. So far 20 people have been arrested in the case. The timing of the hearing has not been confirmed.Aryan case's investigating officer reached Delhi at WankhedeNCB's Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede, who led the cruise drug bust involving superstar Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan but is now facing bribery charges, arrived in Delhi on Monday evening. He denied that he was summoned by any agency. Surrounded by media persons, Wankhede said as soon as he reached the Indira Gandhi International Airport that he stood by his investigation.Fueling a major controversy, a witness in the case on Sunday accused the NCB of allegedly demanding a bribe from Shah Rukh Khan to release his son. Witness Prabhakar Sail openly stated on various TV channels that he feared threat to his life from anyone other than Wankhede. Meanwhile, the head of NCB's vigilance unit, DDG NR, Dnyaneshwar Singh said that the agency will initiate a probe into the allegation of 'extortion' leveled by an independent witness in the drug case.