New Delhi: The Mumbai High Court on Oct. On the 28th, three people, including Aryan Khan, were granted bail. The bail order of the Mumbai High Court was issued yesterday.
Last Oct. On the 2nd, NCP officials arrested several people in connection with the discovery of a party using drugs on a luxury cruise ship from Mumbai to Goa.
The NCP has arrested Aryan Khan, the 23 – year – old son of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, on board. He was initially detained and later arrested.
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He first filed a case in the Mumbai Special Court seeking bail. However, Aryan Khan’s WhatsApp chats were dismissed on bail because he was in a position to confirm that he had used drugs. Following this, Aryan Khan filed a bail application in the Mumbai High Court. Mumbai High Court on Oct. On the 28th, three people, including Aryan Khan, were granted bail. The bail order of the Mumbai High Court was issued yesterday.
There is not enough evidence
According to the NCP, the trio, including Aryan Khan, planned to attend a drug party on board the Cortelia luxury ship. However, the NCP did not have sufficient evidence to substantiate this allegation. Therefore, the court said there was no evidence to suggest that the trio planned to commit drug-related offenses. The judges rejected the NCP’s argument that the case of all the parties arrested in this case should be considered together.
The NCP alleged that the WhatsApp chats between the accused showed that they were planning to go to a drug party. However, the judges said that this evidence was not enough to prove that they had planned to go there together.
Could not prove
In the case against Aryan Khan, NCP officials have no strong evidence other than WhatsApp chats. The NCP was unable to prove that Aryan Khan had taken drugs. All three were charged with possession, sale, and smuggling of prohibited items. However, no drugs were seized from Aryan Khan. This was also mentioned by the court in its order.
Drugs were also found from the other two. However, the judge said, “In such cases, it is the NCP’s job to prove that the accused have conspired and to ensure that the case is prosecuted under the proper provisions of the law.”
Confession of Aryan Khan
The judge ruled that the confession obtained from Aryan Khan under section 67 of the NDPS Act could only be used for interrogation and that he could not be presumed guilty of the offense.
What is the sentence
He added that the accused had already been in jail for 25 days and that NCP officials had not even conducted a test to find out if they had ingested drugs. Further, the judge noted that the maximum sentence in this case could be a maximum of one year imprisonment, even if the government were willing to pursue the case.
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Story first published: Sunday, November 21, 2021, 11:13 [IST]