Court reserves bail order, sends Aryan Khan back to jail
Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan's 23-year-old son Aryan Khan did not get bail in the drugs case on Thursday from a Mumbai sessions court that reserved the order till next Wednesday, sending him back to jail, reported 24News HD TV channel.
According to the Indian media, Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan - Accused No. 1 for the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) - allegedly "indulged in illicit drug trafficking", and was in touch with "some persons abroad who appear to be a part of an International Drug Network" to procure a "bulk quantity of hard drugs", the anti-narcotics agency said in a statement to the court on Wednesday.
The NCB today told the court that "evidence showed" Aryan Khan frequently took banned substances; Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh, representing the central agency, also referred to on-record statements to claim that Aryan Khan has been consuming drugs for the last few years.
Aryan Khan was "not even on the cruise" raided by NCB officers on October 2, so the allegation of drug trafficking against him is "absurd", his lawyer Amit Desai told the Mumbai court on Wednesday in response to the NCB's claims.
Aryan Khan, 23, was arrested along with his friend Arbaaz Merchant and six others after the October 2 raid on the goa-bound Cordelia cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai.
He has been in a Mumbai jail since Friday.