Mumbai : On Thursday morning Shah Rukh Khan left to meet his son Aryan Khan who is in jail for drugs case. The 23 year old was detained during Narcotics Control Bureau raid on a Goa-bound cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai.
This was the first time the superstar and his 23-year-old son, who was arrested after the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) raided a rave party on a cruise ship off Mumbai have met. Since Aryan was in jail, he haven’t met his family members.
Aryan Khan along with 8 others were detained. After weeks of interrogation, Aryan was sent to judicial custody.
Aryan Khan has been denied bail twice and has now approached the Bombay High Court. His judicial custody ends today.
On Wednesday, his bail plea was rejected again by a sessions court. Earlier, family members and relatives weren’t allowed to meet the inmates due to Covid protocol. However, according to the latest notice by the jail authorities, two relatives can meet an inmate.
According to the jail authorities, today is visitor’s day. Shah Rukh was asked to show his identity card at the entry gate. He went inside and met his son as per the prison manual for 15-20 minutes. They spoke to each other via intercom due to the glass fencing inside the prison. During the meet, four guards were present.
Besides Aryan, other co-accused in the cruise drug case, including Aryan’s friend Arbaaz Merchant, and Munmun Dhamecha were also denied bail by the Mumbai court. Aryan was sent to jail two weeks back when the previous bail application was rejected.
The second bail plea order was reserved for seven days after the hearing took place on October 14. As per the court order, the reasons for not granting bail were listed as, “From WhatsApp chats of Applicant 1 (Aryan Khan), it is reflected that he was indulging in illicit drug activities. Respondent (ASG Anil Singh representing NCB) contended that since all the accused including applicant no. 1 (Aryan), are influential persons, they are likely to tamper with the evidence of prosecution if released on bail.”
Besides this, NCB has alleged Aryan of illicit international drug trafficking. “Respondent claimed that accused No. 1 (Aryan) is in touch with foreign nationals and other drug dealers who appear to be a part of international drug network and investigation in this regard is going on and respondent is tracing out the criminal antecedents of said persons. If any of the accused are released on bail, it will hamper the entire investigation,” read the court order.
He had spoken with his parents, SRK and Gauri Khan, on a video call on Friday.
While stars like Salman Khan and Hrithik Roshan, and director Farah Khan have come out in support of SRK and his son, the film industry has been largely muted in its response to the case.
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