Aryan, the son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (BNC) on Sunday afternoon. He was arrested and questioned about the open sea cruise rave that the agency raided on Saturday night. FPJ brings you a blow-by-blow account that led to the high-profile arrest.
The NCB team led by Sameer Wankhede raided a ship following reports of a rave being held on board. BCN had information that drugs were being consumed at the party.
WHAT THE BCN FOUND
Thirteen g of cocaine, 21 g of charas (marijuana), 22 pills of MDMA (ecstacy), five g of MD and Rs 1.33 lakh in cash were collected.
The raid continued until Sunday and information emerged about the detention of Aryan Khan with a few others. Along with Aryan, the other detainees were identified as Arbaaz Seth Merchantt, Munmun Dhamecha, Nupur Sarika, Ismeet Singh, Mohak Jaswal, Vikrant Chhoker and Gomit Chopra.
Aryan was taken to JJ Hospital for a medical examination, after which he was arrested along with two other people.
SECTIONS UNDER WHICH ARYAN IS ARRESTED
Aryan was arrested under section 8C, 20B, 27 read with 35 of the NDPS Act. He was taken into custody until Monday.
WHAT DO THESE SECTIONS MEAN?
Section 8 (c) covers the production, manufacture, possession, sale, purchase, transportation, storage, use, consumption, interstate importation and interstate exportation, importation to India, export from India or any shipment of narcotic or psychotropic substances, except for medical or scientific purposes.
Article 20 (b) specifically covers the above transactions involving cannabis, and Article 27 (with 35) covers the consumption of narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances and the presumption of culpable mental state.
Aryan is represented by lawyer Satish Maneshinde, who told the court that “my client was invited by the party organizers and he went there. There was no contraband found in my client’s possession.
WHAT IS THE SANCTION UNDER NDPS?
Anyone who violates NDPS will be punished based on the amount of the prohibited substance.
# Where the contravention involves a small amount, less than one kg, the accused faces a rigorous prison term of up to six months, or a fine of up to Rs 10,000, or both.
# When the contravention concerns a quantity lower than the commercial quantity but higher than one kg, the accused faces a rigorous prison sentence of up to 10 years and a fine of up to Rs 1 lakh.
# When the contravention concerns a commercial quantity, the accused faces a rigorous prison sentence which will not be less than 10 years but up to 20 years, and will also be liable to a fine which will not be less at Rs 1 lakh but which can extend to Rs 2 lakh.
WHAT IS THE BCN SAYING?
“Who is the son of an industrialist, who is the son of a movie star, that’s not our job. Our job is to act on an equal scale and we act on the same scale and this action will continue in the future as well. Anyone who is involved in this network, no matter what industry they belong to, we will take action, ”said NCB chief SN Pradhan.
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Posted on: Monday October 04, 2021 12:05 am IST