Aryan Khan case: 10 arguments made in court during bail hearing on Thursday

For the second day operating, a particular court in Mumbai heard arguments for and in opposition to bail for Aryan Khan and others accused in the Mumbai cruise medicine case. Here are the highest ten arguments made by each side in court on Thursday.

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan's lawyer Satish Maneshinde outside a court in Mumbai. (Photo: PTI file)

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde exterior a court in Mumbai. (Photo: PTI file)

For the second day operating, a particular court in Mumbai (*10*) and others accused in the Mumbai cruise medicine case on Thursday. At the tip of the session, Judge VV Patil reserved his order.

As a consequence, Bollywood celebrity Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan will stay lodged at Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai at the least till October 20, when the court will reopen after Dussehra holidays and the weekend.

What have been the foremost arguments put ahead by the legal professionals of the accused in addition to the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) during the hearing on Thursday? Here are the highest ten quotes from contained in the courtroom.


“Aryan Khan is not a consumer for the first time. The record and evidence placed before the court shows that he has been a regular consumer of contraband for a few years.”

– Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh

Drugs recovered from Arbaaz Merchant have been for Aryan Khan as effectively. Sources stated Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant, Pratik Gaba together with one other individual left collectively from Mannat in a Mercedes automobile for the social gathering on board the ship.

“Section 35 [of NDPS] states culpable mental state. There is always a presumption that if drugs are found in possession of someone, then what the agency says is correct unless it is disproved. At this stage, when an investigation is going on, it is presumed that the case is prima facie correct. Under the law in general, it is said that an accused is not guilty unless proven. But that is not the case under NDPS.”

– Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh

“Conspiracy takes place secretly. There cannot be direct evidence. Only conspirators know what they have done and so only through circumstantial evidence, it can be seen as to how there is conspiracy.”

– Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh

It is wrong to say they are young so give them bail. They are the future and the entire country will be depending on this generation. This is the land of Mahatma Gandhi. This is not what they [freedom fighters] fought for.


We won freedom and we have to ensure that the future generations take precautions against the drug menace and save their health. Kudos to the NCB that they do their work. But they [NCB officials] should do it diligently and rightfully, which is also something that we fought for.

– Aryan Khan’s lawyer Amit Desai

Somebody’s liberty is at stake. Without the investigation being affected, bail can still be granted.

– Aryan Khan’s lawyer Amit Desai

The government has talked about involvement of NGOs and sensitisation of people against the harm caused by drugs. Legal reforms for rehabilitation of consumers has been brought in. I am not saying my client is an addict but the law states that addicts have to be seen sympathetically.

– Aryan Khan’s lawyer Amit Desai

Everyone is equal before the law. So, even a celebrity does not deserve extra harshness. Law should be the same for all.

– Aryan Khan’s lawyer Amit Desai

Today’s WhatsApp chats between friends can sound different. You can go ahead and investigate, but these have nothing to with illicit drug trafficking. Context is important when we deal with evidentiary value. The WhatsApp chats are extrajudicial confessions, which are weak kinds of evidence.

– Aryan Khan’s lawyer Amit Desai

It is now to be seen whether the judge will grant bail to Aryan Khan and the others accused in the case when courts reopen after the holidays on October 20. Until then, the accused will remain in jail.

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