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Aryan Khan used to procure drugs from Arbaaz Merchant: NCB

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 13th October, 2021 04:17:04 PM
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The NCB opposed Aryan Khan's bail plea in court and said Aryan Khan is part of the nexus and should not be granted bail because he was not found in possession of drugs during the raid on the rave party.

The Narcotics Control Bureau on Wednesday said to the court that the agency's initial probe revealed that Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan used to procure contraband from Arbaaz Merchant, another accused in the case. "The material collated during the investigation has primarily revealed the Aryan Khan has a role in so far as illicit procurement and distribution of contraband is concerned," the agency said replying to Aryan Khan's bail plea, reports Hindustan Times.

The agency said Aryan Khan's case can not be considered in isolation as all these persons are an integral part of a common threat which "cannot be separated or dissected from each other". The quantum of recovery, from an individual, becomes inconsequential, the agency said. No drug was found from Aryan Khan while from Arbaaz, the agency recovered 6 gram charas.

Aryan Khan was arrested on October 3 along with seven others including Arbaaz Merchant after the NCB raided a goa-bound cruise acting on a tip-off that a rave party was going on there.  Till October 7, Aryan Khan was at the NCB custody but in the last hearing the agency lost the custody and all of them including Aryan Khan was sent to 14-day judicial custody. Since October 8, Aryan is lodged at the Arthur Road prison.