‘Aryan Khan was needlessly kept in jail for 25 days: Congress officials on HC’s judgement

The Congress officials, a day after Aryan Khan’s verdict, said that there should be provinces penalising agencies and officers as no prime evidence were found in the cruise Drug case.

The Bombay High court, on Saturday, sanctioned that there was “no prima facie evidence” against Aryan Khan and co-accused Munmun Dhamecha and Arbaaz Merchant for arrests in the case lodged. Moments after HC’s judgment, many Congress leaders stated that there should be provinces to penalise officials as the accused Aryan Khan and others were kept in remand for 25 days.

Noted lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi said, “The Bombay High Court’s observations are clear and judicious. Aryan Khan was needlessly kept in jail for 25 days at the whims and fancies of the NCB in gross abuse of law. The law should now take its course against the delinquent officers.”

Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill said,  “High Court observations of no evidence or conspiracy in Aryan Khan case yet again highlight the need to fix accountability in form of penal consequences on agencies and the prosecution for wrongful arrests, unwarranted detention and wrongful indictment.”

Justice Nitin Sambre of Bombay High Court in his 14 page order said “Considering the material brought on record by the NCB, the court has not found that prima facie, there was no positive evidence against the accused trio”

He further added, “This court is required to be sensitive to the fact that there has to be the presence of basic material in the form of evidence to substantiate the case of conspiracy against the applicants (accused).No drugs were found on Khan, while the quantity recovered from Dhamecha and Merchant were ‘small’ under the NDPS Act.”

 

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