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Cruise Ship Drugs Case: Aryan Khan Moves Bombay High Court Seeking Relaxations on Bail Terms

Aryan Khan, who was recently granted bail in the cruise ship drug case, has moved the Bombay High Court seeking modification of the bail conditions granted to him, Bar and Bench reported.


Khan, along with two other accused in the case, was granted bail on October 28 and 13 bail conditions which included weekly Friday visits to the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) office were set out. According to the report, Khan has now sought relaxation on a few conditions, one of which is that since the investigation has been transferred to the Special Investigation Team, NCB Delhi, his visits to the NCB’s Mumbai office could be relaxed. Second, that every Friday when he visits the NCB office in Mumbai, he is accosted by the policemen due to the large presence of media personnel outside the office. In view of these, Khan has sought relaxation of the condition directing him to appear at the NCB Mumbai office every Friday.

The matter will be heard before Justice Sambre on December 13, 2021.

Recently, Khan was also interrogated for hours by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the NCB. He was questioned about the circumstances under which he boarded the cruise, his links to drug suppliers, and about his peer group and their drug-related habits and preferences. Khan was also asked if he had planned to do drugs onboard the cruise.


Further, the SIT team asked Khan about his WhatsApp chats that were cited by Wankhede’s team in court while opposing his bail. Wankhede and his team had claimed in court during every hearing that Khan had “incriminating” WhatsApp chats that indicated consumption of drugs as well as the purchase of larger quantities.

The 24-year-old was arrested on October 3 by the NCB during a cruise ship drug raid based on a tip-off. The agency allegedly seized 13 gm of cocaine, 21 gm of charas or hashish, 22 pills of MDMA (ecstasy), 5 gm mephedrone, and cash worth Rs 1.33 lakh, and Khan was taken into NCB custody, along with a few others, including his friend Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha.