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Ajaz Khan refused bail by Bombay High Court in drugs case. Details inside

The Bombay High Court noted the habitual engagement of TV actor Ajaz Khan in peddling contraband. He was refused bail.

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Ajaz Khan refused bail by Bombay High Court in drugs case. Details inside
Bombay HC denied bail to Ajaz Khan.

By Vidya : Ajaz Khan, who was detained from the Mumbai airport by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in connection with a drug case, was arrested by the central agency in March. Now, the Bombay High Court has refused to grant bail to the actor, saying that the charge-sheet filed against him “prima facie, indicate the involvement of Khan in the crime, and it establishes that there were financial dealings, resulting into illicit trafficking and purchase of drug.”

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Ajaz Khan was arrested by the NCB in March 2021 with 31 tablets of Alprazolam, having total weight of 4.5 grams. Advocate Satish Maneshinde, appearing for the actor, had argued that "even accepting the case of the prosecution as it is, this quantity would fall within the ambit of Section 22(a) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and on conviction, at the most, the applicant is liable for maximum imprisonment up to one year or can be levied with fine or with both." Maneshinde said that the NCB case has been built in a malafide manner and is based on conjectures, speculations and sweeping assumptions.

On the other hand, advocates Shreeram Shirsat and Amandeep Singh Sra told the court that based on specific information, Ajaz Khan’s house was raided and the seizure was made. Shirsat said that Ajaz is accused of involvement in the chain of procurement, distribution, transport of the drug seized in commercial quantity. A serious apprehension was also expressed that in case, the actor is released on bail, he will tamper with the evidence and influence the witnesses and once again may involve himself in trafficking of drug.

Justice Bharti Dangre, after going through the chargesheet, agreed with Shirsat and noted that Ajaz Khan’s involvement in drug trafficking did not just emanate from the seizure of Alprazolam tablet but also from certain other material.

The court looked through the statement of Gaurav Dixit, who was a supplier of weed/charas to Ajaz Khan. Dixit had categorically revealed that, it was Ajaz who was keeping the substance in his place by threatening him and his girlfriend. The actor had even called him before the NCB raid from his servant’s phone and told him to flee away.

Ajaz Khan had even shown a prescription to NCB issued by a doctor saying that the drugs were prescribed to his wife Ayesha while the said doctor had even denied that Ayesha was his patient.

The court also looked through couple of other statements of young people who were pressurised by Ajaz Khan “to visit a particular place to procure charas, since as a celebrity, he is unable to reach there,” noted the court. The court further stated that “The role of Khan in drug trafficking is disclosed by this witness by stating that, he used to indulge young persons and he was selling pills and he was exploiting young boys and girls, by supplying them drug.”

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The court saw that Ajaz Khan was arrested earlier also with drug but was released on bail as at that time he was found with non-commercial quantity, so the court added that “there are reasonable grounds to believe that Khan would again indulge in similar activity, since while on bail in the previous case he has committed the present offence.”

Ajaz Khan participated in the seventh season of Bigg Boss.

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