The Bombay High Court has granted bail to Aryan Khan, the son of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan who has been arrested in the Cruise drug bust case.

The single bench of Justice N.W. Sambre granted bail to Aryan Khan and his co-accused Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha.

Justice Sambre said, “All three pleas are allowed. I will pass detailed orders by tomorrow evening.

Aryan Khan’s advocates then sought permission to submit cash bail to which the court refused and said that surety is to be given.

“I could have given the order also tomorrow. But I gave it today.” Justice Sambre said.

The judge said, “On Thursday we will try to finish it.”

Justice N.W. Sambre began hearing the bail application on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, Aryan Khan’s counsel Mukul Rohatgi, co-accused Arbaaz Merchant’s lawyer Amit Desai and advocate Ali Kaashif Khan Deshmukh who appeared for Munmun Dhamecha completed their arguments.

After the hearing which went on for over two hours, Justice Sambre said that he would hear Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh, who is representing the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), on Thursday.

The 23-year-old Aryan Khan, Merchant, and Dhamecha were arrested along with others on October 3 following a raid by the NCB on a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast and alleged seizure of drugs.

They approached the High Court last week after a special court for NDPS Act cases rejected their bail pleas.

The story was filed by the News Desk.
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