The Bombay High Court on Wednesday night refused to hear the plea of Sam D’Souza, a consultant who is accused of having brokered a deal to help actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, Live Law reported. This came hours after D’Souza had filed the plea in the High Court.
A vacation bench of Justice S Tavade rejected D’Souza’s plea, saying that he should have moved the sessions court first.
D’Souza’s name cropped up in connection with the Mumbai cruise ship drugs case on October 24. On that day, Prabhakar Sail, a witness in the case, claimed that he heard private investigator KP Gosavi talk to D’Souza on the phone about a Rs 18 crore deal, of which Rs 8 crore was to be paid to Narcotics Control Bureau Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede.
Gosavi is also a witness of the Narcotics Control Bureau in the drugs case. He took a selfie with Aryan Khan inside the anti-drug agency’s office.
D’Souza, in his application before the High Court, had sought anticipatory bail and a notice of three days before any coercive action is taken against him.
In his plea, the consultant had claimed that his case was similar to the allegations against Wankhede. Therefore, D’Souza sought the same relief given to the NCB officer, for whom the High Court on October…