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Aryan Khan Bail: Court Reserves Order For Oct 20 - LIVE UPDATES From Hearing

14 Oct 2021 5:34 AM GMT
Aryan Khan Bail Hearing NDPS Cruise Ship Drug Case

A Special NDPS Court in Mumbai will hear the bail applications of Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha in the cruise ship drugs case.

They were arrested on October 3 and are currently lodged in Arthur Road Prison. On October 7, a Mumbai Magistrate had rejected further NCB custody of the accused and had remanded them to judicial custody.

Yesterday, the lawyers for the accused had completed their arguments(report about yesterday's hearing may be read here). Live Updates posted from yesterday's hearing available here.

Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh will make reply arguments on behalf of the Narcotics Control Bureau(NCB) today.

Stay on this page for live-updates of the hearing, expected to commence post 12 noon.

Live Updates

  • 14 Oct 2021 11:19 AM GMT

    Court said it is busy with other matters but is keeping all the three applications for orders on the 20rh.

    "I will try", Special Judge says.

  • 14 Oct 2021 11:18 AM GMT

    BREAKING : Special NDPS Court, Mumbai, reserves order on bail applications of Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha in the cruise ship drug case for October 20.

  • 14 Oct 2021 11:17 AM GMT

    Order reserved for 20th.

  • 14 Oct 2021 11:13 AM GMT

    SPP Advait Sethna says that in Arman Kohli and others, same law was applied and bail was rejected. 1.35 gms of cocaine, small quantity was recovered.

    Amit Desai objects...

    ASG says he had given Sethna permission.

  • 14 Oct 2021 11:11 AM GMT

    ASG says he has placed the WhatsApp chats on record. Request Court to consider it and decide it.

    The WhatsApp chats are in very simple and clear terms - ASG says.

  • 14 Oct 2021 11:10 AM GMT

    Desai: Let him be a free man. Let strict conditions be imposed upon him. This is a fit case for bail.  I have satisfied requirements under Section 37(2) and there are no antecedents.

  • 14 Oct 2021 11:09 AM GMT

    Desai: The chat messages which they tried to suggest is evidence is an extra-judicial is confession is a weak form of evidence. Also, the chats have no Section 65B certificate.

  • 14 Oct 2021 11:07 AM GMT

    Adv Desai on WhatsApp Chats had said that the context is important in which two people have a conversation.

    Is this youthful banter, friendly gossip, someone tying to tell him I got this, I did this, were they trying joke laugh about it?

  • 14 Oct 2021 11:07 AM GMT

    Desai: This young man was overseas for a while. In those countries some times lot of things are legitimate. I don't know what kind of chats are there. I have not seen. The possibility of conspiracy and speculation cannot hold me back in this case.

  • 14 Oct 2021 11:06 AM GMT

    Desai: The fundamental argument is that there was a rave party. I was not found with anything. I cannot be held responsible. There is nothing on the phone about the rave party.

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