Shah Rukh Khan meets his son Aryan Khan in Mumbai’s Arthur Road Jail today. On October 20, Wednesday, Aryan Khan’s bail plea was rejected by the court.
This is the first time that Shah Rukh Khan has met Aryan Khan in person since his arrest in the Mumbai drug case earlier this month.
Aryan Khan has been behind bars after he got arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), which conducted a raid on a rave party on a Mumbai cruise ship on October 2.
Shah Rukh Khan visits Mumbai’s Arthur Road Jail to meet Aryan Khan
The Bollywood superstar spoke to his 23-year-old son for around 18-20 minutes via an intercom in a cubicle in the meeting hall of the jail.
SRK was allowed to meet Aryan Khan after the Maharashtra government eased the jail visit restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic. The tweaked guidelines came into effect from October 21, Thursday which allows jail inmates to meet either the family members or the lawyer.
It is the second time that Aryan Khan’s bail has been rejected. However, SRK’s legal team has now filed a bail application in the Bombay High Court which is likely to be heard on Thursday before Justice Nitin Sambre.
Aryan Khan earlier spoke to his parents Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan via a video call on Friday.
Aryan Khan and seven others – Arbaaz Merchantt, Munmun Dhamecha, Nupur Sarika, Ismeet Singh, Mohak Jaswal, Vikrant Chhoker, Gomit Chopra were arrested by the NCB on October 3, a day after they were caught at the Cordelia cruise during the NCB raid.
Aryan Khan’s bail plea was rejected by a special court on Wednesday which said that his WhatsApp chats make it clear that he was involved in “illicit drug activities”.
In his order, Judge VV Patil said, “WhatsApp chats prima facie reveals accused Aryan Khan is dealing in illicit drug activities for narcotic substances on regular basis. Therefore, it cannot be said that Khan is not likely to commit similar offence while on bail.”
During the hearing, the court said that Aryan Khan did not have drugs but he was aware of his friend Arbaaz Merchant hiding about six grams of charas in his shoe which resulted in “conscious possession”.
The court in its hearing said, “Accused 1&2 are friends since long. They travelled together and they were apprehended together at the international cruise terminal. Further, in their voluntary statements, both of them disclosed that they were possessing the said substance for their consumption and for enjoyment. Thus, all these things go to show that Aryan Khan was having knowledge of contraband concealed by 2 in his shoes.”
Well, after Aryan Khan’s arrest in the drug case, a number of Bollywood celebrities have come forward to support King Khan’s son. Celebs like Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Farah Khan, and Javed Akhtar have extended their support to Aryan Khan. However, many other celebrities have stayed calm in the matter.
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