All you should know about Aryan Khan case

Mumbai: A day after Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan was seen at Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai to meet his son Aryan Khan, fans have come forward to support the actor.

Aryan, 23, was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in a drugs related case earlier this month. Ever since SRK’s visit to jail, #IStandWithSRK is trending on Twitter with a number of fans and celebrities extending their support to Shah Rukh and his son.

Shah Rukh visited his son in the prison on a day when Aryan Khan’s judicial custody was extended till 30 October by a special court and a team of the NCB landed at his residence ‘Mannat’ in suburban Bandra as part of investigation into the drugs case, but an NCB official clarified it was not a ‘raid’.

Aryan, 23, and seven others were arrested by the NCB after a raid on a cruise ship. On Wednesday, a special court rejected Aryan’s bail for the second time. The case will now be heard by the High Court on Tuesday.

Though much of mainstream Bollywood maintained a studied silence, several colleagues, including filmmakers Alankrita Shrivastava, Hansal Mehta and actor Pooja Bhatt, spoke out in support of the family. The media also came in for some attack.

The NCB team, led by senior officials of the agency, visited Shah Rukh Khan’s residence ‘Mannat’ in suburban Bandra Thursday afternoon for some paperwork, reports said.

A special court on Wednesday denied bail to Aryan Khan, observing that ‘on the face of it’, he was indulging in ‘illicit drug activities on a regular basis’.

His WhatsApp chats also showed, prima facie, that he was in touch with drug peddlers, the court noted.

The lower court had also rejected the bail pleas of Aryan Khan’s friend Arbaaz Merchant and fashion model Munmun Dhamecha.

The three were arrested on 3 October by the NCB after it raided the Goa-bound ship and claimed to have seized drugs, including charas.

They are now in judicial custody. While Aryan Khan and Merchant are lodged at the Arthur Road prison, Dhamecha is lodged at the Byculla women’s prison in the city.


NT Bureau