MUMBAI: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son, Aryan Khan’s bail application has been postponed till Thursday Noon (October 14), by the Mumbai court. This means that the 23-year-old will spend another night in the Arthur Road prison.
Advocate Amit Desai, representing Aryan Khan in the case said during the hearing on Wednesday, “They are not peddlers, drug traffickers. This isn’t the way they should be treated. In many countries, these substances are legal. Let us not penalise these people. They have learnt their lesson.” He also added that neither ecstacy, MD or cash was recovered from him by the NCB.
“He didn’t have cash to buy, nothing to sell. Only the three persons seem to have been arrested that afternoon. Though the recovery is much, I am arguing why his custody is no longer relevant. They are doing a good job by arresting many, but that doesn’t give them the right to hold on to those who are not related,” he said.
In reply. Additional Solicitor General countered the arguments by saying that the case wasn’t “that simple”.
“The record shows the statement of the accused. I will play the Whatsapp chat and relevant parts of the panchanama, to show how we are contending that this isn’t a case that someone says am only an invitee, at most who has consumed. It isn’t that simple. To go to the very root of the matter, ” he said, adding that WhatsApp chats beyween Aryan Khan and foreign international hinted at procuring drugs in bulk.
“Hard drugs, bulk. Can’t be for personal consumption. We have approached MEA to find how we can find this foreign national,” he said.