Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, will be released from Arthur Road prison in Mumbai on Saturday after officials opened a bail box outside the prison to collect his papers this morning. The bail order box opened outside the prison around 5:30 a.m. and officials collected six to seven bail orders, including Aryan’s. Follow live updates
Shah Rukh Khan is seen leaving his home in Mannat to reach Arthur Road Jail this morning where Aryan Khan’s release is underway.
Here is a timeline of the drug seizure case in Mumbai in which Aryan Khan is allegedly involved:
October 3rd: On this day, Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant and Monmon Damicha were arrested by a team of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in Mumbai and were taken into custody under the relevant sections of the NDPS Act for Possession, Consumption, Sale and Purchase of Prohibited Drugs, Conspiracy and Abetting. . Their arrest came a day after they raided the cruise ship’s National Central Bureau, claiming they had seized banned drugs. So far, 20 people have been arrested in the case, two of whom were granted bail by a special court in the Drug and Security Administration earlier this week.
October 4: All the accused, including Aryan, were brought before a special court in Mumbai on 4 October, after which the NCB got them to be held until 7 October.
October 7: A Mumbai court sentenced Aryan and seven other defendants to 14 days in prison.
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October 8: The Magistrate’s Court denied bail requests for Arian, Arbaaz and Monmon. The NCB told the court that Aryan had allegedly “indulged in the illegal drug trade” and was involved in “the purchase and distribution of drugs”.
October 11: The NDPS court heard Aryan’s bail petition and asked the CNB to respond. Special Judge Phi Phi Patel heard extensive arguments from the National Central Bank and defense attorneys before making the decision.
October 14: The Mumbai Special Court has ordered the NDPS to hold the matter until October 20.
October 20: The NDPS court refused to release Aryan on bail. The National Central Bank disputed Aryan’s bail application and said he was in contact with someone abroad who appeared to be part of an international drug trafficking network.
October 21: Aryan Khan’s legal team has moved to the Bombay High Court. On the same day, the National Central Bank summoned Bollywood actress Ananya Panday for questioning. Asked about her WhatsApp conversations with Aryan, the actress claimed that she did not use any narcotics. She was also asked if Aryan Khan orders drugs, and whether he orders drugs for himself and his friends; And he gave her medicine. On the same day, the European Central Bank visited her residence in Mumbai to collect some documents. The NCB team went to SRK’s home as well to collect some documents related to his son Aryan Khan, but no raids were conducted during the visit.
On the same day, a special court in Mumbai extended the judicial custody period for Aryan and seven other defendants in the case until October 30.
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October 26: A single bench heard Justice N.W. Sambre of the Bombay High Court on Aryan’s bail application. Former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi defended Shah Rukh Khan’s son, while NCB represented ASG Anil Singh.
October 28: The Bombay High Court granted bail to Aryan, Arbaaz and Monmon, 25 days after they were arrested during a drug raid on a cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai.
October 29: Despite securing bail from the Bombay High Court in a drug case, Aryan and others had to spend another night in jail because documents relating to their release did not reach the prison authorities in time on Friday. The court imposed 14 conditions on Aryan, including the payment of Rs 1,000 bonds and a weekly visit to the Mumbai office of the National Commercial Bank. A special court issued a warrant for Aryan’s release, but his legal team was unable to meet the deadline for filing papers.
Juhi Chawla, the actor’s girlfriend and friend of Shah Rukh Khan, stood as collateral for Aryan Khan before the Special Court, which is assigned to hear cases related to the Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS).
October 30: Aryan will be released from Arthur Road today as he is in the process of being released from prison. Nitin Vaishal, supervisor, Arthur Rod Gill, said the operation could take one to two hours and he would be out from 10 to 12 a.m.