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Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant & Munmun Dhamecha Bail Hearing Before Special NDPS Court-LIVE UPDATES

13 Oct 2021 5:15 AM GMT
Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant & Munmun Dhamecha Bail Hearing Before Special NDPS Court-LIVE UPDATES

A Special NDPS Court 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.

Stay on this page for live-updates of the hearing, expected to commence post 11 AM.

Senior Advocate Amit Desai and Satish Maneshinde appearing for Aryan Khan. Additional Solicitor General(ASG) Anil Singh for NCB.

Live Updates

  • 13 Oct 2021 12:01 PM GMT

    ASG says he has a fixed matter in HC.

    Desai - Please keep it at 11.

    Court - I have 5-6 matters tomorrow. Will take this up after that.

  • 13 Oct 2021 11:59 AM GMT

    ASG - I'll continue tomorrow. I request for 12pm.

  • 13 Oct 2021 11:57 AM GMT

    ASG reads out the NCB reply.



  • 13 Oct 2021 11:52 AM GMT

    ASG is taking the judge through the record.

    Mentions that Khan has retracted his statement under 67 of NDPS Act.

    "Your statement that you retracted on the first day is false".

    ASG says that the second statement was recorded on October 4 and that was not retracted.

  • 13 Oct 2021 11:43 AM GMT

    Court is now reading Khan's voluntary statement.

  • 13 Oct 2021 11:41 AM GMT

    ASG - This is the WhatsApp chat with the foreign national for bulk quantity of hard drugs.

    Such type of conversation cannot be for personal consumption.

    We have approached the MEA to find out how we can reach the foreign national.

  • 13 Oct 2021 11:41 AM GMT

    ASG - Past record shows you have been in drug consumption for a few years... This is what has been investigated so far.

  • 13 Oct 2021 11:37 AM GMT

    ASG - Aachit Kumar (allegedly named by Aryan) is a drug peddler. Chinedu Igwe(Nigerian), Shivraj Harijan, Abdul Kadir Sheikh and another Nigerian national.

    ASG - This is a conspiracy u/s 29. In a conspiracy, it is not necessary that commercial or intermediate quantity needs to be recovered. It is also not necessary that all 10 'must have knowledge' of what the others have done.

  • 13 Oct 2021 11:33 AM GMT

    ASG - So far we have arrested 20 people, four are drug peddlers.

  • 13 Oct 2021 11:31 AM GMT

    ASG - Nature of the drugs for bulk quantity are all hard drugs. I don't know, this is what my juniors and officers have told me.

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