Aryan Khan’s offence ‘will be bailable’, says senior lawyer Majeed Memon but Rizwan Merchant contradicts – Read on! – Times of India

ETimes revealed some time ago that Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, who has been arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) after a drugs raid, was charged with sections 8C, 20B, 27, and 35 of the NDPS act.

ETimes reached out to senior lawyer Majeed Memon, for his opinion on the charges and Aryan’s prospects at procuring bail. Speaking to us exclusively, Memon said, “The accused is alleged to be a member in the rave party from where some contraband was found in violation to provisions of NDPS Act. It appears that the quantity allegedly attributed to him for personal consumption is small quantity and not commercial quantity and therefore the offense will be bailable.”

Senior lawyer Rizwan Merchant though had a slight difference of opinion. When contacted with Aryan’s charges, he stated, “Section 35 is presumption of culpable mental state and sec 27 is charge for consumption. But the charges are non-bailable because 20B is lesser than commercial quantity but larger than smaller quantity. Section 8(c) is charge for possession of cannabis, so it’ll be 8(c) read with 20(b), depending on what quantity was found on him. The sentence may be 10 years plus fine. But no minimum sentence provided.”

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