Aryan Khan drugs case | NCB seeks more time to file chargesheet

The Bureau has sought 90 days extension to complete investigations in the Oct.2, 2021 drugs seizure case

Published - March 28, 2022 08:12 pm IST - Mumbai:

Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan’s Son Aryan Khan at NCB office. File

Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan’s Son Aryan Khan at NCB office. File | Photo Credit: Emmanual Yogini

The Narcotics Control Bureau sought 90 more days to complete investigations and file a chargesheet in the drug possession case involving actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan and others.

The central agency filed an application before the special Narcotics Drugs Psychotropic Substances Act court seeking more time to file the chargesheet in the drug case detected on October 2 when 13 grams of cocaine, five grams of MD (mephedrone), 21 grams of charas, 22 pills of MDMA (ecstasy) and ₹1,33,000 cash were seized at the International Cruise Terminal in Mumbai.

The case was transferred to a special investigation team (SIT) on November 6, 2021 and on March 2, 2022, the SIT chief Sanjay Singh had said it was highly premature to say that there is no evidence against Mr. Khan in the case.

On October 29, the Bombay High Court had granted bail to Mr Aryan Khan, 23, and two others and directed that they be released from Arthur Road Jail after executing a cash bond of ₹1 lakh with one or more sureties.

Mr Aryan Khan along with eight others has been charged with sections 8 (c) - prohibition to produce, manufacture, possess, sell, purchase, transport, warehouse, use, consume, import inter-State, export inter-State, import into India, export from India or tran-ship any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance, 20 (b) - punishment for contravention in relation to cannabis plant and cannabis produces, manufactures, possesses, sells, purchases, transports, imports inter-State, exports inter-State or uses cannabis, 27 - punishment for consumption of any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance, 28 - punishment for attempts to commit offences and 29 - punishment for abetment and criminal conspiracy read with 35 - presumption of culpable mental state of the NDPS Act.

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