After spending 26 days in Arthur Road Jail, Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, was finally granted bail by the Bombay high court after his arrest by the Narcotics Control Bureau in the case of seizure of banned drugs aboard a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast earlier this month.
However, Aryan Khan is not likely to immediately walk out of the Arthur Road jail, where he is currently lodged under judicial custody, as the court is yet to give its operative order on the conditions imposed while granting bail.
A single bench of Justice N W Sambre also granted bail to his co-accused Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha.
“All three applications are allowed. I will pass detailed orders by tomorrow evening,” Justice Sambre said even as Aryan Khan’s counsel Mukul Rohatgi was putting forth his arguments.
Aryan Khan’s advocates then sought permission to submit cash bail to which the court refused and said surety is to be given.
Hearing on their bail applications started on Tuesday.
“I could have given the order tomorrow also. But I gave it today,” Justice Sambre said.
The legal team of the 23-year-old Aryan Khan will now try to complete the formalities for his release by Friday or Saturday.
They (Aryan Khan, Arbaz Merchant & Munmum Dhamecha) will come of the jail after the order is released from the court… For me, it is a regular case – to win some, to lose some. I am happy that he (Khan) has got bail, Former AG Mukul Rohatgi, who represented Khan in Bombay HC told ANI
Aryan Khan has ultimately been released on bail by Bombay HC. No possession, no evidence, no consumption, no conspiracy, right from first moment when he was detained on Oct 2! Satya Meva Jayate, Legal team of lawyer Satish Maneshinde who represented Khan in drugs-on-cruise case was quoted a saying by ANI