Published On: Thu, Oct 21st, 2021

Aryan Khan’s judicial custody extended till Oct 30

Mumbai: Spelling no respite for Aryan Khan, a special NDPS court on Thursday extended his judicial custody till October 30, even as his bail plea is expected to come up before Bombay High Court on October 26.

Justice Sambre decided to take up the matter on Tuesday next only

Along with Aryan Khan – the son of superstar Shah Rukh Khan, the other seven accused – arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau on October 3 after the October 2 raid on a rave party aboard a cruise ship – were also sent to judicial custody till October 30 by the court.

They are: Arbaaz Merchant, Munmun Dhamecha, Nupur Satija, Ishmeet Singh Chadna, Mohak Jaswal, Gomit Chopra and Vikrant Chhoker. Twelve others were arrested by the NCB during the subsequent investigations.

Aryan Khan’s judicial custody was set to expire on Thursday.

Earlier on Thursday, Justice NW Sambre of the Bombay High Court posted to October 26 the hearing of the bail application of Aryan Khan, who was declined bail by the Special NDPS Court on Wednesday.

The matter came up before Justice Sambre with Khan’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde seeking an urgent hearing on Friday or Monday.

However, Justice Sambre decided to take up the matter on Tuesday next only.

Following a swoop on a cruise ship by the NCB, Aryan Khan, along with Merchant and Dhamecha and the five others, was detained and arrested on October 3, and has since remained in custody for the past 20 days.

He was sent on a day’s NCB remand by Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate RM Nerlikar till October 4, and this was extended till October 7. He was then sent to two weeks’ judicial custody, till October 21.

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