[BREAKING] Judicial custody of Aryan Khan extended till October 30

The order was passed by special court of sessions under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS Act).
[BREAKING] Judicial custody of Aryan Khan extended till October 30
Aryan Khan and Mumbai Sessions Court

A Mumbai court on Thursday extended the judicial custody of Aryan Khan and co-accused Arbaaz Merchant till October 30.

The order was passed by special court of sessions under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS Act).

Khan and other accused were not produced in court either physically or through video conference.

Khan's bail plea is slated to be heard by Bombay High Court in October 26 after it was rejected by the Sessions Court on Wednesday.

Khan was taken into custody by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on October 2, 2021 after the NCB raided a cruise ship en route to Goa from Mumbai.

He was placed under arrest on October 3 and charged with offences under Section 8(c), 20(b), 27, 28, 29 and 35 under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

He was remanded to NCB custody till October 4, which was extended till October 7.

Thereafter, he was remanded to judicial custody after which he immediately moved for bail.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate RM Nerlikar had rejected the bail application, holding that it was not maintainable as only the special court of sessions was entitled to hear the bail plea.

Subsequently, Khan moved the special court under the NDPS Act seeking bail which came to be rejected on Wednesday, October 20.

Khan then moved the High Court which agreed to hear the plea on October 26.

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