The Mumbai drugs-on-cruise case, which started with a raid by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) earlier this month, garnered monumental buzz throughout the nation because of the arrest of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh’s son Aryan Khan. Following a number of rejections of bail plea purposes, the 23-year-old was granted bail by the Bombay High Court (HC) on Thursday, and Aryan reached his house – Mannat, amid cheers and drumbeats from fans on Saturday.
His bail plea, nevertheless, was not the one utility that obtained a go-ahead by the court docket as Aryan’s co-accused actor Arbaaz Merchant and model Munmun Dhamecha, who had been arrested together with him on October 3, had been additionally permitted to stroll out of jail.
According to newest updates, as many as 14 individuals have been granted bail to date whereas six others, together with two Nigerian nationals Okaro Ouzamo and Chinedu Igwe, stay behind bars.
The case has witnessed quite a few twists with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik and Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede indulging in allegations and counter-allegations towards one another. Extorting cash from Aryan and framing greater than 20 individuals in faux drug circumstances up to now are a number of the critical allegations that Malik has levelled towards Wankhede. This has even made the Mumbai Police commence an investigation into the matter, whereas Wankhede was interrogated for greater than 4 hours by the NCB deputy director normal (DDG) Gyaneshwar Singh on Wednesday.
As of now, the investigation of the case continues and though Aryan has been given bail, the Bombay HC has mandated a host of conditions that the 23-year-old should observe.
Here’s an inventory of 14 individuals who have to date bought bail within the Mumbai cruise ship medicine’ case:
1. Aryan Khan
On Saturday at about 11am, Aryan departed from Mumbai’s Arthur Road jail after spending greater than 20 days in jail. He was escorted out by his father’s safety staff, who additionally took him again house. Notably, on Friday, Bollywood actor Juhi Chawla, reached the Special NDPS court docket and signed a ₹1 lakh bond for Aryan. Aryan’s counsel Satish Manishinde had named Chawla as his shopper’s surety, which the court docket accepted. “We are all happy it is over,” Chawla advised reporters.
2. Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha
Aryan’s buddy and actor Arbaaz and mannequin Munmun had been additionally granted bail on October 28. Similar to Aryan, additionally they have been given bail with circumstances, which embody presenting on the NCB workplace as per the central company’s requirement to be able to facilitate the medicine’ case. Notably, Arbaaz was present in possession of six grams of charas and Munmun was discovered with 5 grams of contraband on the day of the NCB raid on October 2.
3. Avik Sahu and Manish Rajgaria
They had been the first individuals in the drugs-on-cruise case to get bail after the Special NDPS court docket granted them the identical on October 26. According to the NCB, Rajgaria was held for the possession of a small amount of hydroponic weed multi-strain hashish, whereas Sahu was apprehended on consumption prices.
4. Achit Kumar
Special NDPS court docket decide VV Patil on Saturday granted bail to alleged drug peddler Achit Kumar within the Mumbai cruise ship medicine case. In their statements of the NCB, each Aryan and Arbaaz had named Kumar as their peddler. He was, nevertheless, not current on the Goa-bound cruise on the day of the raid.
5. Organisers of the cruise ship social gathering
Samir Sehgal, Bhaskar Arora, Manav Singhal and Gopal Anand, who organised the rave social gathering aboard the Cordelia ship earlier this month, had been additionally granted bail by the particular NDPS court docket on Saturday.
6. Shreyas Nair and Ishmeet Singh Chadha
Chadha is a resident of Delhi and medicines had been recovered from him when the NCB staff raided the cruise ship. Nair, then again, was accused by the central company as a drug peddler.
7. Nupur Satija and Gomit Chopra
As per the NCB claims, each of them had been discovered on the cruise with MDMA (ecstasy) drugs. Like Chadha, Satija can be a resident of the nationwide capital whereas Chopra is a make-up artist.