NCB ASKS FOR EXTENSION OF CUSTODY OF ARYAN KHAN AND OTHERS

Custody of Aryan Khan and others in relation to the cruise raid done by NCB had previously been extended till 7 October, citing needs for the accused’s presence for investigation. On Thursday, at the court hearing, the NCB has asked for another extension. The NCB says they want them to get to the supplier and make the investigation easier. Aryan’s lawyer Sathish Maneshinde said that custody was unnecessary as the NCB can call them in anytime for questioning. All the lawyers argued that no substances had been found in their possession and hence the custody was illegal and inhuman.

Maneshinde argued that Aryan was invited into the cruise as a VIP guest. “Aryan has a friend called Pratik Gawa, who invited him as a VVIP guest as he is connected to the Bollywood glamour world. He did not take anyone along. When he entered he saw Arbaaz and as he knows Arbaaz, he walked along with him”,  Maneshinde stated. “By then the NCB officials came and started searching.  They asked him about the drugs, he said no. They checked his bag but got nothing”, he added. If they find any pieces of evidence against me, I am ready to get examined. I will cooperate with the interrogation”, Maneshinde said on behalf of Aryan.

Later the Magistrate shifted the hearing to Special NDPS court and says it was ready to hear NCB. However, the NCB said they will reply on the bail plea on Friday. Aryan Khan and others have been shifted to Judicial custody.

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