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Aryan Khan's cruise drugs seizure case timeline

2021 Oct 28, 19:42, Mumbai

Following is the timeline in the cruise drugs seizure case: October 2, 2021 - Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant, and Munmun Dhamecha were detained by NCB (Narcotics Control Bureau).

October 3: NCB arrests Aryan Khan, Merchant, and Dhamecha and produces them before a magistrate's court for remand. Magistrate remands the trio to NCB custody till October 4, 2021.

October 4: Aryan Khan, Merchant, and Dhamecha were produced before a magistrate and remanded to NCB custody till October 7. Five others arrested were also remanded to NCB custody.

October 5: NCB produces four more accused of remand in the case. All remanded to NCB custody till October 11, 2021.

October 6: NCB arrests four persons who were allegedly part of the organising team for the event/party on the cruise. All remanded to NCB custody till October 14, 2021.

October 7: Aryan Khan, Merchant, and Dhamecha produced for remand. NCB's plea seeking extension of custody was rejected and the trio was remanded to judicial custody along with five other accused.

Khan moves applications for bail.

Magistrate grants time to NCB to respond on the maintainability of the bail plea and adjourns the case till October 8.

October 8: Aryan Khan was sent to Arthur Road prison in Mumbai along with Merchant.

Magistrate's court takes up the three bail applications for hearing. After a marathon hearing of around five hours, the bail pleas are rejected on account of non-maintainability.

Aryan Khan, Merchant, and Dhamecha file bail pleas in special NDPS court.

October 11: Aryan Khan's bail application was mentioned before NDPS court. NCB seeks time to file a reply; plea posted for hearing on October 13, 2021.

October 13: Special Judge V V Patil commences hearing Khan's bail application.

October 20: Special NDPS court rejects bail pleas of Aryan Khan, Merchant, and Dhamecha. Aryan Khan and Dhamecha approach Bombay High Court seeking bail.

October 21: Aryan Khan's bail plea was mentioned before Justice N W Sambre seeking an urgent hearing. Matter posted for hearing on October 26, 2021.

October 26: Bombay High Court commences hearing on bail pleas. Merchant also files bail plea.

October 27: Aryan Khan, Merchant, and Dhamecha's advocates complete their arguments.

October 28: Bombay High Court grants bail to Aryan Khan, Merchant, and Dhamecha.


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