Aryan Khan was arrested by the NCB earlier this month in relation to a drug case and the star kid has been sent to the Arthur Road Jail after being rejected bail more than two times now. A new bail hearing took place on Monday which continued today. But the Special NDPS court has reserved their order on Aryan Khan’s bail till October 20.
As per updates by the Live Law, Aryan Khan’s lawyer Amit Desai said in court that his Whatsapp chats are weak evidence, “The WhatsApp chats are extrajudicial confessions, which are weak kinds of evidence.” He added, “Let’s not take away the liberty of the boy due to this. The court can impose conditions to make him available for investigation. It is a fit case for grant of bail.” Desai closed his arguments by saying that Aryan Khan has no criminal antecedents.
During the hearing, NCB had told the court that Aryan discussed drugs for sale and they had also earlier accused him of consuming and procuring drugs. The agency also claimed that Aryan Khan was a regular consumer of drugs. NCB lawyer during bail hearing said, “The investigation is at a preliminary stage and we still have to find out how everyone is connected with each other and how this is a conspiracy and so this is not the stage for bail. You can consider it later, but not at this stage.”
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But Aryan’s lawyer called the international drug trafficking allegation absurd, he said, “Is this boy [Aryan] involved in any international drug trafficking? They say we are in touch with the Ministry of External Affairs. Well, you go ahead and continue. But this allegation is inherently absurd and false.” Further talking about the WhatsApp chats that the NCB claims to have found, Desai said, “Today’s WhatsApp chats between friends can sound different. These are private moments which are being investigated. You can go ahead and investigate. But this has nothing to with illicit drug trafficking. Context is important when we deal with evidentiary value. There are no messages about the rave party.”
For now, Aryan Khan is to remain at the Arthur Road Jail until his bail order is issued which is on October 20.