Maharashtra Minister Chhagan Bhujbal on Saturday took a swipe at the BJP’s double standards and claimed that “drugs would become sugar powder” if Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan joined the saffron party.
Bhujbal was referring to the Mumbai cruise drugs bust case, in which Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan is an accused. Aryan Khan was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and is currently in judicial custody after his bail plea was rejected.
Instead of probing the case of 3,000 kg heroin seized at Mundra Port in Gujarat, the NCB was hounding Shah Rukh Khan, the senior NCP leader alleged.
“Drugs will become sugar powder if Shah Rukh Khan joins the BJP,” Bhujbal quipped while addressing a public event in the state’s Beed district.
Aryan Khan (23) is lodged in the Arthur Road jail in central Mumbai after an NDPS court rejected the bail pleas of his friend Arbaaz Merchant (26) and fashion model Munmun Dhamecha (28).
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While denying bail to the trio, the special court had noted that the WhatsApp chats of Aryan Khan prima facie revealed he was indulging in “illicit drug activities on a regular basis” and that he was in touch with drug peddlers.
The court also held that Aryan Khan knew his friend and co-accused Arbaaz Merchant was in possession of drugs and hence this amounts to “conscious possession” even though the NCB had made no recovery of drugs from him.
Aryan Khan, Merchant and Dhamecha have moved the Bombay High court for bail and their pleas will be heard on October 26.
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