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Aryan Khan not taking jail food

Kochi: Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, 23, is developing signs of homesickness as he is refusing to take food supplied in the jail after being arrested in a drug-related case.

Aryan is said to be under very serious psychological pressure following his arrest from a luxury cruise for allegedly attending a rave party, media reports said. 

He is only consuming food including biscuits, water from the jail canteen. He is not taking food that is provided to jail inmates. He got a money order of Rs 4,500, the maximum an inmate is supposed to get, from home and 10-minute video chat with family.

As per Arthur road jail norms, the inmates should wake up at 6 am. Beaten rice and milk are given for breakfast while roti, rice, dal, and vegetable curry are given at 11 a.m. for lunch and 6 p.m. for dinner. Only a short time is given for the inmates to walk in an open area in jail in the afternoon. 

Aryan and others arrested along with him have been kept in different cells due to security reasons. Aryan, who was tested Covid negative, has been shifted to the cell.

The Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB) had nabbed Aryan and seven others in the wee hours of October 3 from a luxury cruise Cordelia Impress.

The NCB raided the ship after being tipped off about the use of a banned drug. The NCB said Khan’s bail plea was untenable as investigations were still on and the agency is trying to probe Khan’s alleged foreign contact and chats.

The NCB said since there was a commercial quantity of drugs recovered from other accused, Section 37 of the Narcotics Drug and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act will make it difficult for bail to be granted when an offence involves commercial quantity, media reports said. 

Countering this the defence lawyer argued that bail could not be denied just on the basis of Whatsapp chat. He will have to remain in jail until October 20 when the court will deliver the ruling on his bail plea.

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