Satish Maneshinde, Aryan Khan’s lawyer, claimed on Thursday that the inquiry into the cruise rave party in which his client was arrested has not moved from the 6 gram of charas confiscated from Arbaaz to the 2.6 gram of ganja obtained from Arbaaz Merchant & Achit. The NCB requested an extension of the detention of the eight people arrested in the case until October 11 on Thursday, alleging that the investigation is spreading and new information is being revealed every day. It specifically highlighted Achit, who had been recognised as the supplier by both Aryan Khan and Arbaaz Merchant. The agency stated that it requires the arrestees’ custody in order to verify Achit’s statement.
*There has been no development in the investigation
Aryan Khan’s lawyer, Maneshinde, stated that the inquiry has not progressed despite the fact that they have been in jail since October 2. “I readily agreed to one-day remand first. In the second remand, they asked for seven days of custody. We were thinking the investigation will progress but nothing has happened,” Maneshinder said.
*Aryan Khan was probably called for glamour
“I was called by a friend called Pratik Gaba who had co-ordinated and invited me. I don’t know anybody else. I was called probably for glamour as I am from Bollywood,” Aryan Khan said explaining why he attended the party.
*Aryan’s chats with Pratik has no mention of rave party
“There are series of chats between me and Pratik and none talks of rave party of consumption of drugs when we talk about the cruise event. Pratik is also a friend of Arbaaz and Arbaaz was invited by Pratik. I didn’t cooperate with it,” Maneshinde said on behalf of Aryan.
*Aryan and Arbaaz were not together
Though Aryan and Arbaaz Merchant are friends, they did not attend the party together, Aryan claimed. “I reached the gate I saw Arbaaz as we knew each other so we spoke. There we meet NCB Officers. NCB officers asked me if I was carrying drugs. I said no. They searched me and found nothing. Later, they searched Arbaaz and I was asked to come to NCB Office. Arbaaz is a friend of mine, I don’t deny friendship. He himself has said he came all alone to the spot. We didn’t coordinate to come to the ship. I wasn’t aware he is even coming,” Aryan said while explaining how both of them were there at the rave party.
*Longest in custody
“Achit is the only person they want to confront with me now they could have done yesterday. They can do it anytime. I am available, even later. They have everything from me, now, phone, chats. They have not interrogated me for the last two nights. They want to reach the main accused but they can’t keep me in custody till then. I haven’t seen the head of the cartel. We have been longest in the custody. NCB investigation has not progressed from 6 grams of Charas seized from Arbaaz to 2.6 grams of ganja seized from Achit,” Maneshinde said on behalf of Aryan Khan.
The NCB arrested Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant, Munmun Dhamecha, Nupur Satija, Ishmeet Singh, Mohak Jaswal, Vikrant Chhoker, and Gomit Chopra on October 3 following a cruise party raid. They were denied bail on October 4 while the case was being investigated.