Arbaaz Merchant’s Father Reveals Why Aryan Khan’s Release From Jail Was Delayed

| Updated: October 31, 2021 8:25 pm

Though Aryan Khan was granted bail in the cruise ship drug case on Thursday, he was released from the Arthur Road jail on Saturday. his legal team was expecting him to walk out of the jail on Friday, but the process ended up taking longer. He finally returned to his home Mannat on Saturday. Senior advocate Aslam Merchant, the father of co-accused Arbaaz Merchant along with Aryan, has revealed why the release was delayed.

Merchant reportedly  said, “Paperwork was delayed at sessions court and when the release memo was being typed, the electricity of the entire court was tripped for almost 25 to 35 vital minutes.” Due to the delay, Aryan’s release order could not be submitted by the 5.30 pm deadline and he spent another night in jail

Aryan was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on October 3, after drugs were allegedly seized from a Goa-bound cruise ship. He was sent to Arthur Road jail on October 8 under the custody of NCB. While no drugs were found on him, on basis of his WhatsApp chats he was accused of having links to an international drug cartel.

Juhi Chawla, an old friend of Aryan’s superstar father Shah Ruk Khan, has signed Aryan’s bail bond of ₹1 lakh as surety. She was reportedly heard saying, “I’m just happy that it’s all over and Aryan Khan will come home very soon. I think it’s a big relief for everybody.” She added, “Ab bachcha ghar aa jayega (Our child will come home now).”

Various other Bollywood celebrities have applauded the high court’s decision to grant bail to Aryan. R Madhavan was among the first celebrities to react, he wrote  Twitter, “Thank god. As a father, I am so relieved… May all good and positive things happen.”

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