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Aryan Khan Drug Case Updates: Bollywood rejoices as SRK's son gets bail after three weeks in jail

Aryan Khan Drug Case Live Updates: A single bench of Justice NW Sambre also granted bail to co-accused Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha. 'All three pleas are allowed. I will pass detailed orders by tomorrow evening,' said Sambre

FP Staff October 28, 2021 19:14:26 IST
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Aryan Khan Drug Case Updates: Bollywood rejoices as SRK's son gets bail after three weeks in jail

Aryan khan bail plea hearing today in Mumbai cruise drug bust case. News 18

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Oct 28, 2021 - 18:14 (IST)

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Bollywood celebs express happiness as Bombay HC grants bail to Aryan Khan

Filmmaker Rahul Dholakia, Sudhir Mishra, and actor R Madhavan were among the film personalities who on Thursday celebrated the decision of the Bombay High Court which granted bail to superstar Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan, over 20 days after his arrest in the case of seizure of banned drugs aboard a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast.

Dholakia, who worked with Khan in Raees took to Twitter and wrote, "Finally! Bail granted!  #AryanKhanDrugsCase Thank God!"

Madhavan, whose next film Rocketry: The Nambi Effect features a cameo by Khan, said as a parent he was pleased by the order. "Thank God. As a father I am so relieved .. … May all good and positive things happen," he wrote.

Oct 28, 2021 - 18:03 (IST)

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No drugs found on Munmun Dhamecha, says lawyer

Munmun Dhamecha's lawyer told India Today, "No drugs were found on Munmun. I don't know why she was being tortured in the case and her image was tarnished."

Dhamecha was granted bail by the Bombay High Court on Thursday.

Oct 28, 2021 - 17:36 (IST)

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We waited for 34,560 minutes for this moment: Aslam Merchant

"We've been waiting for this moment for 34,560 minutes. My wife was counting minutes not days. These children have been traumatized," said Aslam Merchant, father of Arbaaz Merchant who was granted bail in drugs-on-cruise case by Bombay High Court on Thursday.

Oct 28, 2021 - 17:26 (IST)

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Bombay HC posted Aryan's bail order for tomorrow

A single bench of Justice NW Sambre also granted bail to co-accused Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha. "All three pleas are allowed. I will pass detailed orders by tomorrow evening," Justice Sambre said.

Aryan Khan's advocates then sought permission to submit cash bail to which the court refused and said surety is to be given. "I could have given the order also tomorrow. But I gave it today," Sambre said.

The legal team of the 23-year-old Aryan Khan, who is presently in judicial custody and lodged at the Arthur Road prison in central Mumbai, will now try to complete the formalities for his release by Friday.

Oct 28, 2021 - 17:26 (IST)

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Bombay HC posted Aryan's bail order for tomorrow

A single bench of Justice NW Sambre also granted bail to co-accused Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha. "All three pleas are allowed. I will pass detailed orders by tomorrow evening," Justice Sambre said.

Aryan Khan's advocates then sought permission to submit cash bail to which the court refused and said surety is to be given. "I could have given the order also tomorrow. But I gave it today," Sambre said.

The legal team of the 23-year-old Aryan Khan, who is presently in judicial custody and lodged at the Arthur Road prison in central Mumbai, will now try to complete the formalities for his release by Friday.

Oct 28, 2021 - 17:17 (IST)

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Aryan Khan, two co-accused in Mumbai drugs case granted bail

The Bombay High Court on Thursday granted bail to Aryan Khan and co-accused Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha in plea against rejection of their bail applications by a special NDPS court in the Cordelia cruise drug bust case.

Operative part of the order will be made available by Friday with reasoned order. The accused will not be released from jail tonight.

Oct 28, 2021 - 16:46 (IST)

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Aryan Khan gets bails in drugs case after three weeks

Bombay High Court allows bail to Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha. The court will pronounce detailed order with reasons tomorrow.

Oct 28, 2021 - 16:45 (IST)

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No material for calling purpose conspiracy: Aryan Khan's counsel

Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi representing applicant Aryan Khan to counter NCB's response said response. "There were 1,300 people on cruise. I did not know anybody else except Arbaaz and Aachit. Their (NCB's) case is - it is not coincidence and therefore it is conspiracy. Conspiracy is meeting of the minds. It cannot be based on coincidence. You (NCB) failed to prove meeting of minds with these eight people and therefore called them independently."

"If there are people in a hotel in different rooms and they smoke, are all people in hotel in conspiracy? There is no material for calling it a conspiracy in this case," Rohatgi added.

Oct 28, 2021 - 16:09 (IST)

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Bail not a rule in NDPS offences, custody is

Anil Singh says first remand was made four hours after the arrest. Sections 28 and 29 were added to the remand application then. Referring to the seizure panchama, Singh added, "Aryan Khan had said in panchnama that contraband found on Arbaaz was meant for smoking during cruise journey. They say they are going inside to have a blast. Bail is not a rule in NDPS case. The question of admissibility of statement under Section 67 or CrPC will apply only at the time of trial and not at the stage of bail hearing."

Oct 28, 2021 - 16:05 (IST)

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WhatsApp chat shows Aryan attempted to deal with commercial quantity: NCB

Arguing on behalf of NCB, ASG Anil Singh said the WhatsApp chat implied that applicant Aryan Khan attempted to deal with commercial quantity.

"Even if he may not be found in physical possession, but accused Arbaaz was. Arbaaz is Aryan's childhood friend. He had visited Aryan's house and they went to international cruise terminal together where they were apprehended. Total eight persons, out of 11, were apprehended based on the secret note. When we apprehended them, multiple drugs were found from them."

Aryan Khan Drug Case Live Updates: A single bench of Justice NW Sambre also granted bail to co-accused Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha. "All three pleas are allowed. I will pass detailed orders by tomorrow evening," said Sambre.

Bombay High Court allows bail to Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha. The court will pronounce detailed order with reasons on Friday.

Arguing on behalf of NCB, ASG Anil Singh said the WhatsApp chat implied that applicant Aryan Khan attempted to deal with commercial quantity of drugs.

Putting forth NCB's arguments, ASG Singh said that even though a person might not have consumed the drug but if he's in possession of it, can be booked under NDPS Act He further said that Aryan was found in 'conscious possession of contraband'.

NCB's Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede has filed a petition before the Bombay High Court for directions and relief against the probe into him in the alleged pay-off case, stating that investigation against him, if any, should be done by Central Bureau of Investigation.

The hearing is likely to begin after 2.30. Justice Sambre is now hearing kept back matters

Kranti Redkar, the wife of Narcotics Control Bureau cop Sameer Wankhede who is the man leading the investigation in the drugs-on-cruise case involving Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, has written an open letter to Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray seeking justice for her family as allegations of bribery against her husband surface among other claims.

Hrithik Roshan, who had earlier penned an open letter for Aryan Khan, shared a video on his Instagram handle in which a lawyer gave his opinion on the ongoing Aryan Khan’s drug case

The Bombay High Court will continue hearing the bail plea of Aryan Khan, the son of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan who has been arrested in a drugs case, on Thursday when the NCB will present its arguments. Justice N W Sambre began hearing the bail application on Tuesday.

On Wednesday Aryan Khan's counsel Mukul Rohatgi, co-accused Arbaaz Merchant's lawyer Amit Desai and advocate Ali Kaashif Khan Deshmukh who appeared for Munmun Dhamecha completed their arguments.

After the hearing which went on for over two hours, Justice Sambre said he would hear Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh, who is representing the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), on Thursday.

"Tomorrow we will try to finish it," the judge said.

Aryan Khan (23), Merchant and Dhamecha were arrested along with others on October 3 following a raid by the NCB on a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast and alleged seizure of drugs.

They approached the HC last week after a special court for NDPS Act cases rejected their bail pleas.

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