Shah Rukh Khan’s son, Aryan Khan, has been in the headline for the wrong reasons after his arrest by the Narcotics Control Bureau in an alleged drugs case. Following a recent hearing by the Mumbai Court, Aryan was sent into a 14-day judicial custody. Previously he was in NCB’s custody, who were investigating a cruise ship raid from where he was arrested. Since then, Sushant Singh Rajput’s lawyer Vikas Singh has added his thoughts on the case against Aryan, and the legality of the NCB’s arrest of Aryan.
Singh expressed that as per the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985, if nothing is recovered from an accused in the case, then there is no offence. He went on to explain how the entire Narcotics law is based on the recovery of contraband from an accused, reports Pinkvilla. He also went on to speak about the drugs case against Rhea Chakraborty in 2020, and how the legality of the act stands there.
Singh said, “The entire Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act is based on recovery (of narcotic drugs/ psychotropic substance)… if there is no recovery, there is no offence. That is how the act has been structured. According to me, whenever you arrest somebody with recovery, it is a clear violation of the very intent for which this act has been enacted.”
Meanwhile, Aryan’s case continues to make headlines. Reportedly, after yesterday’s hearing at the Mumbai Court, Aryan along with his friend Arbaaz Merchant and others were sent into 14-day judicial custody. However, since a COVID test was pending, they were kept in NCB custody for one night. The bail plea hearing for Aryan is scheduled for today.
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