Shah Rukh Khan visits Aryan Khan at Arthur Road after the latter's bail plea got rejected

WION Web Team
New DelhiUpdated: Oct 21, 2021, 10:45 AM IST

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Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan visited the Arthur Road prison this morning where his son Aryan Khan has been jailed for almost three weeks now, reports confirm.

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has reached the Arthur Road prison where his son Aryan Khan has been held for nearly three weeks now since his arrest in the Mumbai cruise drugs bust case.

At the jail, because of Covid-19, physical meetings were prohibited. But these restrictions ended on Wednesday and Thursday was the first day of physical meetings in Maharashtra jails, reports claim. 

According to reports, Shah Rukh Khan's meeting with Aryan went on for about 16 to 18 minutes in the visitation section. The father and son were separated by a glass partition and spoke over the intercom. Jail authorities were present at the section when Shah Rukh Khan spoke to his son.

On Wednesday, SRK's son Aryan Khan was denied bail yet again after being arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on October 3 in the Mumbai cruise drugs bust case.
Aryan Khan has approached the Bombay High Court to seek bail in the drugs case, reports confirm. 

The Judge--VV Patil--rejected the bail against Aryan Khan saying there is prima facie evidence against him. 

Judge Patil wrote that while Aryan Khan was not found in possession of drugs, Aryan and Arbaaz Merchant (who was also arrested in connection with the same case) are good friends. They travelled together to the International Cruise Terminal on October 2 and in their voluntary statement, spoke about the drugs, which implies that Aryan knew about the contraband, state multiple reports. 

Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha have been booked for drug-related charges under Sections 8(c), 20(b), 27, 28, 29 and 35 of the NDPS Act.

On Wednesday, all three bail pleas by the aforementioned parties were rejected. They are currently in judicial custody. 

Aryan Khan and Arbaaz Merchant are being held at the Arthur Road prison in Mumbai, while Munmun Dhamecha is at the Byculla women's prison in Mumbai.