A Mumbai court rejected Shah Rukh Khan’s bail plea on Friday. It also rejected the bail pleas of two other accused in raid on luxury cruise ship that allegedly involved a rave party.
R.M. is the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate. Munmun Dhamecha and Arbaaz merchant applied for bail. Nerlikar denied their applications on the grounds of “maintainability”, supporting the contentions made by the Narcotics Control Bureau’s (NCB) legal team.
Lawyers for some of the defendants told media shortly after the verdict that although the ACMM’s decision will be explained in detail later, they intend to apply for bail to the Sessions Court on Monday.
These developments occurred a day after the eight accused were taken into judicial custody. They then moved to regular prisons from NCB lockup.
Munmun Dhamecha, and Nupur Sarika were the two women charged. The other accused – Aryan and Arbaaz Merchant and Vikrant Choker, Ismeet Sing, Mohak Jaswal and Gomit Chopra – were sent to ARCJ.
They were held in the NCB jail in south Mumbai for the past week following their arrest and detention.
All eight of the accused children were subject to medical and RTPCR testing at Sir J.J. Hospital. After they had tested negative, they were taken by NCB under strict security to the jails where they are placed in quarantine wards.
The NCB stated that it had recovered drugs such as 13 grams cocaine, 21gms charas and 22 MDMA pills from high-drama rave parties raids on October 2. Most of the accused are associated with the entertainment and glamour industries.
Later, 10 more people were arrested for their involvement in the rave party. Four of them were from an event management company based in Delhi, which had chartered Cordelia Cruise for the Mumbai-Goa voyage.
The 8 were taken into NCB custody that night and placed under arrest. They were released the following day. After receiving two remands (from the ACMM), they spent 5 nights in NCB prison.
They will spend Friday night in the Arthur Road Central Jail & Byculla Women’s Jail. They will stay there until they are released on bail.
While the lawyers for the children in custody stated that they would prepare the papers and take them to the Sessions Court as soon as possible, the NCB indicated that it would not accept their bail pleas.