Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan’s bail plea has been rejected yet again by Judge VV Patil. While Aryan’s plea could not be mentioned before a single-judge bench of Justice Nitin W Sambre due to shortage of time, it is likely to be heard on Thursday at 10:30 am. Besides Aryan, bail applications of two others, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha, were also rejected by the special court.

In an 18-page order, Judge Patil wrote, “Considering the evidence on record, it cannot be said that there are reasonable grounds for believing that applicants accused no. 1 (Khan), 2 (Merchant) and 3 (Dhamecha) are not guilty of such an offence and they are not likely to commit such offence while on bail.”

“Thus, considering the prima-facie involvement of the applicants/accused no. 1 to 3 (Khan, Merchant and Dhamecha) in the commission of a grave and serious offence, this is not a fit case for granting bail,” the order went on to say.

The special NDPS court further added, “Material placed on record prima-facie shows that Section 29 of the NDPS Act is applicable. Therefore, the rigors of Section 37 of the NDPS Act would apply. Therefore, it is not possible to record satisfaction at this stage that applicants have not committed any offence under the NDPS Act.” The court also observed that there are “every chances of tampering with evidence” if Aryan Khan is granted bail.

The 23-year-old celebrity kid has been arrested for over 3 weeks now and just yesterday, his bail plea got denied for the second time. Well, we just hope that justice is served without any further delay.

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Joydev Mishra


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