MUMBAI: Actor Juhi Chawla reached the Special NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) court on Friday evening to sign the ₹1 lakh bond for Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, after the bail conditions were spelt out by the Bombay high court. The Bollywood actor, who is a close friend of Shah Rukh Khan and has acted in a string of films together, was the surety for Aryan Khan, as Aryan Khan’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde said, “She (Juhi Chawla) knows him from birth as they are professionally associated.”
As the Bombay high court on Friday released the bail conditions for Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha, Aryan’s lawyers started preparing for the paperwork as they have to reach Arthur Road jail by 5.30pm to ensure that Aryan walks out of the jail by today.
“We have got the operative part of the order of the Bombay High court. We are trying to complete other formalities like sureties. Our legal team is working on it. We trying for release today,” Maneshinde said as he entered the NDPS court soon after the bail conditions were made available. It was then actor Juhi Chawla reached the court to be the surety for Aryan Khan.
She (Juhi Chawla) is the surety. Her name is on the passport. Aadhaar card is there,” Maneshinde presented Aryan Khan’s surety while Juhi Chawla entered the witness box. Maneshinde also appealed to the court to release Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha, though he was not appearing for them. “The same thing happened in Rhea Chakraborty case. Once she was out, everyone got bail,” Maneshinde said.
After the NDPS court verified the documents of Juhi Chawla, she proceeded to the department to complete the remaining formalities.
As the formalities were completed by 5pm, Maneshinde said outside the NDPS court, “Bail formalities are completed. Surety of Juhi Chawla has been accepted. We are moving ahead. You will soon see Aryan out. Juhi Chawla knows him since birth. Juhi Chawla is signing the bail bonds.”
Apart from conditions like Aryan will have to surrender passport and will have to report to the NCB office every Friday, the three were asked to submit a surety of ₹1 lakh.
Bombay High Court on Thursday granted bail to Aryan Khan in the Mumbai cruise drugs seizure case. Bombay High Court also granted bail to Arbaz Merchant and Munmum Dhamecha in the case. At present, Aryan is lodged at the Arthur Road Jail along with another accused Arbaaz Merchant. Whereas, Munmun Dhamecha is at Byculla women prison.
Aryan Khan was arrested on October 3. An NCB team busted an alleged drugs party on the Cordelia Cruise ship which was on its way to Goa at mid-sea on October 2. A total of 20 people, including two Nigerian nationals, have been arrested so far in the case.
Aryan Khan, Arbaz Merchant, and Munmun Dhamecha, who were granted bail in the Mumbai cruise drugs seizure case, would be released from jail after the Bombay High Court issues detailed order in the matter on Friday, said former Attorney General of India Mukul Rohatgi.
Former Rohatgi, who represented Aryan Khan, told media, “Bombay HC has granted bail to Aryan Khan, Arbaz Merchant, Munmun Dhamecha after hearing the arguments for three days. The detailed order will be given tomorrow. Hopefully, all they will come out of the jail by tomorrow or Saturday.” Bombay High Court granted bail to the three accused after hearing arguments for three days which began on October 26.
Rohatgi expressed happiness over the order and said, “For me, it is a regular case – to win some, to lose some. I am happy that he (Khan) has got bail.”
The former AG said during the hearing that there was “no case of possession of drugs” against Aryan Khan, he was arrested wrongly and “it was a fit case for bail”.
At present, Aryan is lodged at the Arthur Road Jail along with another accused Arbaaz Merchant. Whereas, Munmun Dhamecha is at Byculla women prison.
Aryan Khan was arrested on October 3. An NCB team busted an alleged drugs party on the Cordelia Cruise ship which was on its way to Goa at mid-sea on October 2. A total of 20 people, including two Nigerian nationals, have been arrested so far in the case. (ANI)