After spending 25 days in jail, Aryan Khan son of superstar Shah Rukh Khan get’s bail by the Bombay High court on Thursday in the cruise drug case. The Bombay HC granted bail to Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha too. It is likely that three accused including Aryan Khan will walk out of jail on friday or Saturday. This is because the detailed order of bail and the conditions will be announced by HC on Friday.
Mukul Rohatgi, Former A-G, who represented Aryan Khan, was quoted as saying by ANI, “Bombay HC has granted bail to Aryan Khan, Arbaz Merchant, Munmun Dhamecha after hearing the arguments for 3 days. The detailed order will be given tomorrow. Hopefully, they will come out of jail by tomorrow or Saturday,” He further added, “For me, it is a regular case – to win some, to lose some. I am happy that he (Aryan Khan) has got bail.”
Anil Singh, additional Solicitor General (ASG) presenting NCB, started his arguments 2 minutes before 3.00 pm and completed at around 4:10. After the arguments of NCB, Mukul Rohatgi, started his arguments which took about 15 minutes.
Justice Sambre replied, “All three applications are allowed.” To NCB, Justice Sambre said that he wanted to know on what basis are you saying that Aryan Khan has dealt with commercial quantity of drugs.
In reply Anil Singh, said that, “WhatsApp chats show this. The NCB has also obtained a certificate under section 65B of the Indian Evidence Act to authenticate that the electronic evidence has been collected from the accused’s phone.” He further said that NCB has got “secret information.”
Singh said, “At the time of the raid, out of the 11 persons, eight were apprehended and most of them were found with drugs. This cannot be a coincidence. This is why the NCB is saying it is a conspiracy.” The court then asked if the NCB’s case is that of cumulative effect. Singh agreed and said, “Aryan Khan and Merchant are connected with drug peddlers and hence cumulative effect attracts section 28 and 29 of the NDPS Act.”
Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant and fashiy model, Munmun Dhamecha, were arrested by NCB on October 3. Relevant sections were imposed on them and they are in jail since 25 days.