A special NDPS court on Thursday extended Aryan Khan’s judicial custody till October 30, even as his bail plea is expected to come up before Bombay High Court on October 26.
The other seven accused - Arbaaz Merchant, Munmun Dhamecha, Nupur Satija, Ishmeet Singh Chadna, Mohak Jaswal, Gomit Chopra and Vikrant Chhoker have also been sent to judicial custody till October 30 by the court.
Aryan Khan was arrested with a few others on October 3 after the NCB raided a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast and claimed to have seized drugs, including charas.
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Actor Ananya Panday, who was summoned by the NCB earlier in the day, appeared before the central agency at around 4 pm. She was accompanied by her father, Chunky Panday.
After recording her statement, Ananya left the agency office around 6.15 pm, the sources said adding that she is likely to be called on Friday as well.
The NCB's Mumbai zonal unit, which is probing the cruise drugs seizure case, visited Ananya Panday's residence in Bandra this morning and summoned her to record her statement later in the day, they said.
Ananya's name cropped up in the case after certain WhatsApp chats between her and Aryan Khan were allegedly found in the latter's mobile phone, the sources said, adding that earlier in the day, the NCB officials seized her mobile phone and laptop. However, the NCB officials are yet to clarify her role, if any, in the case.
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An NCB team visited Shah Rukh Khan's residence 'Mannat' in suburban Bandra this afternoon for seeking from him certain material related to the investigation into the case, an official said. On Thursday morning, Shah Rukh Khan met Aryan at the Arthur Road jail in the city, where the latter has been lodged following his arrest in the case.
(With inputs from agency)
(Edited by : Priyanka Deshpande)
First Published: IST