Alleged drug peddler Zaid Vilatra, arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in reference to a drugs-related case pertaining to the demise
of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, on Saturday moved the Bombay High Court searching for bail. The 20-year-old Bandra resident, whose bail utility was rejected by the periods court docket on September 9, has challenged the court docket order and urged the excessive court docket to quash the identical and grant him bail.
In his plea filed by way of advocate Taraq Sayed, Vilatra has claimed that he’s “innocent” and has been “framed in the case”.
Vilatra was arrested on September four on the idea of data the NCB acquired from Bandra resident Abbas Ali Lakhani and his alleged drug provider Karn Arora.
Both Arora and Lakhani had been arrested by the NCB within the case in August this 12 months.
The NCB had claimed within the periods court docket that it had recovered Rs 9. 55 lakh in addition to some overseas foreign money, together with USD 2,081, from Vilatra.
According to the company Vilatra had stated that the seized quantity was sale proceeds of marijuana he had equipped to many individuals.
However, in his plea earlier than the HC, Vilatra stated that the contraband recovered from Lakhani and Arora was very small in amount and he was not into any form of nexus with them.
“There is absolutely no nexus between the applicant (Vilatra) and any contraband of commercial quantity,” the plea reads.
He has additional stated that he has been booked for a bailable offence and but the periods court docket rejected his bail plea.
And the stringent situations imposed on granting bail below the legislation can’t be relevant in his case contemplating the small, non-commercial amount of contraband recovered from Arora and Lakhani, he has stated.
“According to the case of the prosecution, the applicant was arrested on the basis of statements of two persons- Abbas Ramzan Ali and Karn Arora- who were both allegedly found in possession of total of 69 grams of ganja which is small quantity,” his plea reads.