On being told that he had been granted bail by the Bombay High Court, Shah Rukh Khan’s 23-year-old son Aryan smiled and thanked the prison staff at Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai, where he has been lodged since October 8.
According to the jail administration, he was informed at 6 pm when the inmates are served their dinner and he was very happy to hear the news.
The Bombay High Court granted bail to Aryan Khan in the Mumbai cruise drugs case on Thursday. However, he will remain in jail until the court passes the detailed bail order, which is likely to be given on Friday.
After hearing the news of his imminent release from jail, Aryan Khan also promised some of the prisoners in his barrack who he had got acquainted with that he would help their families with their daily affairs and financial troubles, as per sources.
ARYAN KHAN GETS BAIL
Aryan Khan was granted bail on October 28 after spending 26 days in custody. Two others accused in the case, Arbaaz Merchantt and Munmun Dhamecha, were also granted bail.
The Bombay High Court pronounced its order after hearing arguments in favour and against bail over three days.
WHAT IS THE CASE AGAINST ARYAN?
Aryan Khan was arrested after the NCB, led by Sameer Wankhede, conducted a raid on the Cordelia Cruises’ Empress ship off the coast of Mumbai on October 2. A rave party was allegedly taking place on the ship. However, no drugs were found on Aryan Khan, as per an NCB official.
NCB sleuths said they seized 13 grams of cocaine, 5 grams of MD, 21 grams of charas, 22 pills of MDMA (ecstasy) and Rs 1.33 lakh in cash during the raid. The NCB has, so far, arrested 20 people in the case.
Aryan Khan was in custody from October 3 onwards and his bail application was rejected by the magistrate’s court and the special NDPS court before finally being granted by the Bombay High Court.
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