Advocate Singh explained, “This entire law (NDPS – Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act) is possession based and quantity of possession becomes the sentence. If there is no possession, the question of a case does not arise unless you are a peddler or a supplier, which is the fourth category. Aryan was neither found with possession nor was he a supplier. He is at best a consumer. And calling him consumer is also debatable, because till now there is nothing found in his hair follicle. I don’t think they have even tested that. What is happening to him is unfair.”
At the time of publishing this article, the Mumbai Court was hearing a plea for bail for Aryan Khan and other accused. While the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has raised questions on whether a bail plea is applicable, Aryan’s and Arbaaz Merchant’s counsels have argued that the offences under which their clients have been booked as bailable. An order from the Court is expected in the early evening of the day.