A single bench of Justice N W Sambre also granted bail to his co-accused Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha. “All three pleas are allowed. I will pass detailed orders by tomorrow evening,” Justice Sambre said.
Soon after news broke, stars who have been rooting for the star kid, took to their handles to celebrate the HC’s verdict, saying, “Finally!”
Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan drugs case live updates
Shah Rukh’s former costars from Sonu Sood to R Madhavan took to their handles to express their relief. Maddy said in his post, “Thank god. As a father I am So relieved .. … May all good and positive things happen.”
Thank god . As a father I am So relieved .. … May all good and positive things happen.
— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) 1635419785000
Sood penned a post in Hindi that translated to, “When time judges, then there is no need for witnesses.”
समय जब न्याय करता है,तब गवाहों की जरूरत नहीं होती।
— sonu sood (@SonuSood) 1635420195000
Fellow Bollywood stars following the case including Rahul Dholakia said,”Finally!!! Bail Granted! #AryanKhanDrugsCase! Thank God!”
Finally !!! Bail Granted ! #AryanKhanDrugsCase ! Thank God!
— rahul dholakia (@rahuldholakia) 1635419835000
Swara Bhasker also joined in and said, “FINALLY !”
FINALLY ! https://t.co/2zW4ldEqpW
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) 1635420259000
I’m very happy that Aryan Khan has gotten bail but also very upset with a system that kept a young man behind bars… https://t.co/hzAcP4Hclp
— Sanjay Gupta (@_SanjayGupta) 1635420946000
Filmmaker Atul Kasbekar said, “While I’m glad HC has granted bail, judges in lower courts need to understand that this reversal is a ?? mark on their judicial abilities”
Imagine how many people wt lesser resources hv unnecessarily languished in assorted Indian jails thanks to a seriou… https://t.co/YRfwjgY2x2
— atul kasbekar (@atulkasbekar) 1635421782000
“Der hai, andher nahi”. #justice
— Ranvir Shorey (@RanvirShorey) 1635421335000
Aryan Khan’s advocates then sought permission to submit cash bail to which the court refused and said surety is to be given.
“I could have given the order also tomorrow. But I gave it today,” Justice Sambre said.
The legal team of the 23-year-old Aryan Khan, who is presently in judicial custody and lodged at the Arthur Road prison in central Mumbai, will now try to complete the formalities for his release by Friday.
Aryan Khan, Merchant and Dhamecha were arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on October 3 and booked under relevant sections of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) for possession, consumption, sale/purchase of banned drugs, conspiracy and abetment.