Guwahati News Desk: After his sensational arrest in the Mumbai drugs-on-cruise case, Aryan Khan, the son of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, has been denied bail.
Aryan Khan along with seven others were arrested on Sunday after the anti-drugs agency went undercover and raided a rave party on Saturday evening on the “Cordelia” cruise sailing from Mumbai to Goa.
Meanwhile, the 23-year-old Aryan was sent to the custody of the anti-drugs agency Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) till Thursday by a court in Mumbai.
The agency told the court that it needed Aryan Khan in custody till October 11 in order for questioning him.
Further alleging that the case involved an international drug cartel, the NCB said, “Unless we investigate the consumer how do we know who is the supplier, who is financing it.”
In addition, the agency’s lawyer told the court, “Links in the form of chats etc. show the involvement of international cartel. It is a group of persons, like a gang.”
The lawyer added that “code names” were found in Aryan Khan’s chats and links of bank and cash transfers were also discovered, that had to be verified.
In his defence, Aryan argued that he was a special invitee to the cruise ship and asserted that he “cannot be roped in with the entire seizure in the case”.
He further asserted that the investigators found only 6 gm in his bag, that he referred to as “a small quantity”.
He added that the officials had only found chats on his phone and “WhatsApp chats without any recovery” which also was of no significance.
According to sources, Aryan was seen to be “calm” while his friends Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha broke down when the judge announced the decision.
Moreover, Aryan Khan’s parents Shah Rukh and Gauri Khan did not attend their son’s bail hearing.