Cruise drugs case: HC directs Aryan Khan to execute personal bond of Rs 1 lakh for bail, imposes 14 conditions
The Bombay High Court on Friday said Aryan Khan, son of superstar Shah Rukh Khan, shall be released on a personal bond of Rs one lakh with one or two sureties of the same amount
The Bombay High Court on Friday said Aryan Khan, son of superstar Shah Rukh Khan, shall be released on a personal bond of Rs one lakh with one or two sureties of the same amount.
A copy of the five-page operative order was signed by Justice N W Sambre on Friday afternoon.
This would help Aryan Khan's advocates to secure his release from the Arthur Road prison in central Mumbai, where he is lodged, by evening.
Aryan Khan's advocates will now take the certified copy of the HC order to the special court that is hearing the cases related to the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, along with the requisite documents and sureties.
After verification, the special court will issue the release papers which would be handed over to the Arthur Road prison to secure Aryan Khan's release.
In its order, the high court has imposed 14 conditions on Aryan Khan and co-accused Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha, who were also granted bail.
The main conditions are:
Aryan Khan shall not leave the country without prior permission
Khan shall not make any statement regarding present proceedings pending before the Special Court to media -
Not leave Mumbai without permission of IO
Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha to attend NCB office every Friday
Shall attend courts on all dates unless prevented by reasonable cause
They shall go to NcB office as and when called
-Once trial begins, they should not delay the trial
If any of these conditions are violated. NCB is entitled to apply for cancellation of bail straightaway
A single bench of Justice N W Sambre had on Thursday granted bail to Aryan Khan, 25 days after he was arrested during a drug raid on a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast. The high court had said it would provide a copy of its order on Friday.
With PTI inputs