Mumbai News Highlights and Updates: Aryan Khan, arrested in cruise drug bust case, was shifted to general barracks after his quarantine ended on Thursday. He will continue to stay in jail as a special court, earlier in the day, reserved its order on his bail plea and is likely to pronounce it next week.
During the hearing, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) stated that Khan was a regular consumer of contraband for last few years. Citing government’s national policy on Narcotics Drugs, Khan’s counsel Advocate Amit Desai argued that he, as the end consumer, was a person affected by the drug abuse. “You’re a person on the bottom of the chain, you’re a consumer. You’re a person affected by the drug menace as per the government’s own national policy on Narcotic Drug,” he defended Khan.
Meanwhile, Mumbai reported 481 new Covid-19 infection cases and three deaths on Wednesday, taking the caseload to 7,49,074 and toll to 16,167. This is for the fourth day in a row the metropolis has recorded less than 500 daily cases. 31,638 tests were conducted in the last 24-hours, taking the total test count to 1,08,20,708. Over 461 patients recovered from the infection taking the number of active cases to 5,114.
In other news, After opposition from environmentalists, who are against the widening of the main road in Aarey Milk Colony, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday stated that there is no proposal to widen the stretch.