A special court today released nine defendants in a Mumbai cruise drug case on bail. With this, 14 people in the case were released on bail.
The Central Bureau had arrested 20 people in the case, including SRK’s son Aryan Khan, who was released from prison today after three weeks in jail.
Here’s a look at what happened in their cases so far:
Aryan Khan He was released on bail by the Bombay High Court on Thursday. Aryan Khan was arrested by the Central Bank on October 3 and has been taken into custody under the relevant sections of the NDPS Act for possession, consumption, sale/purchase of prohibited drugs, conspiracy and abetting. Today he was released from prison.
Arbaaz Merchant Aryan Khan’s friend Arbaaz Merchant was arrested by the National Central Bank and 6 grams of Karas were recovered from him. He was released on bail and will be released from prison after completing all procedures.
Monmon Damisha – She was allegedly found with a box containing 5 grams of contraband. She was released on bail, but the procedures for her release were not completed.
Jomit Chopra, Nupur Sarika and Ishmit Singh – She was found with drugs and exposed to consumption crimes. They have been released on bail.
Manish Rajaria – He was a passenger on the flight and was found with 2.4 grams of hashish. He was released on bail by the Sessions Court and is already out of prison.
Avene Saho – A cruise ship passenger also, and no contraband was found in his possession. He was released on bail by the Sessions Court and is already out of prison.
Gopal Anand, Sameer Segal, Manav Senegal and Bhaskar Arora – These are allegedly the organizers of the cruise. They were released on bail by the Hazardous and Noxious Substances Court.
Achet Kumar Alleged drug provider to Aryan Khan and Arbaaz Merchant, Kumar was found in possession of 2.6 grams of Ganga. He was released on bail by the court.
Shreyas Nair – Alleged supplier and was found in possession of 2 grams of Karas. He has been released on bail.
Mohak Jaswal and Vikrant Choker They were charged with trafficking under Article 27A of the Dangerous and Noxious Substances Act. Jaswal’s bail application has been submitted by Attorney Laxmi Raman and will be discussed on 9 November, after the holiday of Diwali. Chucker has also applied for bail but his request has not yet been heard.
The following are the suspected drug dealers, according to the investigative agency. They have not yet applied for sponsorship.
Abdul Qader | – Alleged supplier, found in possession of 54.3 grams of mephedrone and 2.5 grams of ecstasy according to the National Central Bank.
Chinedu Igwe – First alien to be arrested, Igwe intercepted with 40 pills (15 grams) of ecstasy.
Shivraj Ramdas Harrijan An alleged ganja supplier linked to a merchant from whom 62 grams of a dark, karat-like substance was recovered.
Okaru Ozuma – The second foreigner to be arrested in possession of 14 grams of cocaine.