Big relief to NCB in Aryan Khan drugs case: Court extends 60 days to file chargesheet


Big relief to NCB in Aryan Khan drugs case

In a major relief to the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), a Mumbai court in Bollywood's famous Aryan Khan cruise drugs case has given it 60 more days to file the chargesheet. Earlier, he was to file the charge sheet on April 2. There are many other allegations against Aryan Khan including taking drugs.

Earlier on Monday, the NCB had filed an application in the sessions court in Mumbai seeking additional time of 90 days to file the charge sheet in the alleged cruise case related to Aryan Khan. Hearing on which Special Judge VV Patil had reserved the decision. The NCB had argued in the court that the investigation in this high-profile case was still on. Therefore, the time for filing the charge sheet should be extended, which was accepted by the court today.

20 people have been arrested in this case

The agency had registered the case on 2 October 2021 and arrested 20 people in the case. Out of this, 18 accused are currently out on bail. Two accused are in judicial custody. The NCB had 180 days to file a chargesheet in the case, which ends on April 2, 2022. The NCB initiated the case under the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, when it raided the cruise Cordelia Empress.

Aryan is out on bail from 28 October 2021

The cruise left for Goa from Mumbai International Port Terminal on October 2, 2021. After detaining and subsequently arresting Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, the NCB arrested several persons allegedly in collusion with each other, who were part of a drug smuggling conspiracy. Aryan Khan got bail on 28 October 2021.

The provision of punishment under the NDPS Act 1985 and how much punishment therein?

Section 8: Willfully buying or using any intoxicating substance which is in contravention of this law. The case is based on the recovered drugs.

Section 20: The quantity of charas confiscated in Aryan's case falls under the 'Small' category under the NDPS Act. The maximum punishment under this section can be 6 months or a fine of 10 thousand rupees or both.

Section 27: This section applies to the consumption of prohibited drugs. It carries a maximum sentence of one year.

Section 35: In this section it is decided that what was the mental condition, intention of the accused possessing drugs. The accused has to prove that his intention was not to violate the law. He was not aware that the intoxicants kept with him were banned.

What kind of drugs were found on the cruise?

According to the arrest memo, NCB has seized 13 grams of cocaine, 5 grams of MD (Mephedrone), 21 grams of charas and 22 tablets of MDMA (Ecstasy) along with Rs 1.33 lakh in cash from Aryan on the cruise. Apart from Aryan, NCB has detained Munmun Dhamecha, Nupur Sarika, Ismeet Singh, Mohk Jaswal, Vikrant Chhokar, Gomit Chopra and Arbaaz Merchant.

How did you get the drugs on the cruise?

Investigations so far say that some passengers had made special pockets in their clothes to dodge security checks and take drugs on board. A girl taken into custody had hidden drugs in her shoes.

Media reports claim that the people involved in the rave party that was going on on the cruise took the drugs by hiding them in secret pockets in their pants, in the handles of women's purses, in the stitched part of underwear and in the collar.

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