Aryan Khan was playing poker – a game of skill, not in possession of drugs, lawyer argues

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The Bombay High Court today heard the bail applications of Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant, and Munmun Dhamecha in the cruise ship drug case. Aryan Khan, son of Shah Rukh Khan is behind the bars for more than 20 days now in an alleged drug case. The petitions were listed before Justice Nitin W Sambre.

Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi appeared for Aryan Khan who argued that there was no recovery of contraband or proof of consumption by Aryan Khan in the cruise ship drug case. The narcotics bureau had claimed that Aachit Kumar who is named as the A-17 in the case was Aryan Khan’s illicit drugs supplier. Aachit Kumar was arrested a few days earlier and is currently in judicial custody.

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Denying the allegations, Rohatgi submitted for Khan:
Aachit was not on the cruise, he was arrested from his home…There is no meeting of minds between the accused,” reported Live Law

Senior Advocate Amit Desai who was also appearing for Aryan Khan, argued, “Aachit is also a young college kid. He was the person with whom Aryan was playing poker. And the chats were before 12- 14 months and that is being cited in the WhatsApp…There was nothing beyond communication about Poker.”

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He mentioned gaming. My lords remember rummy? SC has said it is a game of skill,” Rohtagi further submitted.

The case will now be heard tomorrow at 2:45 pm.