Mumbai, Dec 16 (UNI): The Bombay High Court on Wednesday exempted superstar Shahrukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, an accused in the Mumbai cruise drugs case, to appear before the NCB office in Mumbai every Friday, as part of his bail condition.
Justice Nitin Sambre passed the order on a petition filed by Aryan, seeking direction for the modification of bail condition as NCB was no longer investigating the case and since it was transferred to SIT Delhi office, he need not be asked to appear before NCB office at Mumbai.
While allowing the plea, Justice Nitin Sambre made it clear that Aryan must be present before SIT Delhi as and when directed, provided a prior 72-hour notice.
As far as the condition for travel outside Mumbai is concerned, the court said Khan should submit his itinerary to the investigation officer beforehand.
Senior Advocate Amit Desai, appearing for Khan submitted on Wednesday, said, “We are seeking modification of bail condition ‘J’ regarding attendance on Friday. Nothing is happening. Whenever they want, he can be summoned. The Bombay branch is also not in the matter after SIT.”
Special prosecutor Shreeram Shirsat appeared for NCB. He stated that since the investigation has now been taken over by SIT Delhi, the condition can be modified to the extent that as and when Khan is called by the SIT, he should be present.
Earlier, while granting bail to Aryan, the High court had asked him to mark his attendance with NCB every Friday between 11 am and 2 pm. Following the bail condition, Aryan appeared before the NCB on November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3 and 10.