Shahrukh’s son Aryan Khan sent to judicial custody for 14 days; bail plea tomorrow

MUMBAI: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan has been sent to 14-day judicial custody. His bail application will be heard by the court at 12.30 pm on Friday. The prosecution has said that they will not oppose Aryan’s bail plea. The court said that there is no need for custodial interrogation of the accused. Aryan has filed two bail applications through his lawyer Satish Maneshinde.

Aryan was produced in the Killa Court earlier in the day after he was arrested by the NCB in a drugs case last week. The NCB sought their custody as they are still conducting raids and anyone arrested in those raids would need to be confronted with the present accused. According to the remand copy of the NCB, “We have arrested Archit Kumar and a foreign national and the WhatsApp chats of these accused clearly show nexus between them, hence the need for custody.”

NCB had sought remand of Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant, Munmun Dhamecha and five others till October 11. Archit Kumar, who supplied drugs to Aryan Khan and Arbaaz Merchant, was sent to NCB custody till October 9.