Bombay High Court on Wednesday resumed the bail hearing of Aryan Khan and other accused in the Cruise Ship Drugs case. Lawyers of accused Aryan Khan, Munmun Dhamecha & Arbaz Merchant concluded arguments on their bail applications before Bombay HC; ASG Anil Singh for NCB will respond to the arguments tomorrow. Senior advocate Amit Desai started the argument in the courtroom for the bail of Accused 2, Arbaz Seth Merchant. The court allowed the media to enter the courtroom during the hearing of the bail application.
During arguments on Tuesday, former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi who is representing Aryan Khan argued that there was “no case of possession of drugs” against him and that he was arrested wrongly. He also said, “it was a fit case for bail”. The 23-year-old star son was arrested on October 3 after a drugs raid on a cruise ship party by Narcotics Control Bureau officers in disguise. At present, Aryan is lodged at the Arthur Road Jail along with another accused Arbaaz Merchant. Whereas, Munmun Dhamecha is at Byculla women prison.
An NCB team busted an alleged drugs party on the Cordelia Cruise ship which was on its way to Goa at mid-sea on October 2. A total of 20 people have been arrested in the case.