The bail order of the Aryan Khan drug case is out and Bombay High court has said that there is no evidence on record to infer that Shah Rukh Khan’s son, his friend Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha conspired to commit offences under the Narcotics Drug and Psychotropic Substance Act. Aryan Khan along with Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha was granted bail on October 28 in relation to the cruise ship drug case and now the bail order has also been officially released.
Aryan and the other accused were booked under Section 8(c) with Section 20(b), Sections 27, 28, 29 and 35 of the NDPS Act. Aryan was taken in by the NCB on October 3 after he was caught in a drug bust on a cruise in Mumbai. Aryan was later found to be clean but Merchant was allegedly said to be having some grams of drugs in his possession.
As per a report by Live Law, the bail order of Aryan Khan read, “Having regard to the material brought on record by the Respondent (NCB) on the issue of conspiracy, this court prima facie has not noticed any positive evidence against the Applicants on the said issue. This Court is of the opinion that the claim put forth by the Respondent that Applicants should be considered to have intention to commit an offence under the NDPS Act, having found in possession of commercial quantity, in the backdrop of case of hatching conspiracy is liable to be rejected.”
It further read, “After having gone through the Whats-App chats extracted from Applicant/Accused no. 1’s(Khan) phone, nothing objectionable could be noticed to suggest that Applicant nos. 1 & 2(Arbaaz Merchant) or all three applicants alongwith other Accused persons in agreement have meeting of minds and have hatched conspiracy committing the offence in question.”
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Meanwhile, Aryan was spotted yesterday arriving at the NCB office as a part of the conditions that were defined in the bail order.