Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood super star Shah Rukh Khan, is set to be released from the Arthur Road prison in Mumbai on Saturday morning after officials opened the bail box outside the jail to collect his papers.
“Aryan Khan expected to be released from Mumbai’s Arthur Road prison around 10am today,” a news agency quoted a jail official as saying.
As per reports, the bail order box outside the prison was opened around 5:30am and the officials collected six to seven bail orders, including those of Aryan.
“He is expected to be released within an hour,” the official said.
Reports said Shah Rukh Khan left his residence in Bandra, for Arthur Road prison in central Mumbai ahead of his son Aryan Khan’s release.
Aryan Khan was granted bail by the Bombay high court on Thursday but he spent another night in the Arthur Road prison as documents related to his release did not reach jail authorities in time on Friday.
He was granted bail by the Bombay high court on Thursday after 25 days of his arrest in the case related to the alleged seizure of drugs onboard a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast earlier this month by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).
Shah Rukh Khan’s actor-friend Juhi Chawla stood as surety for his 23-year-old son.
Aryan Khan, his friend Arbaz Merchant and model Munmun Dhamecha were arrested by the NCB on October 3 and booked under relevant sections of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act for possession, consumption, sale/purchase of banned drugs and conspiracy and abetment.
Their arrest came a day after the NCB raided the cruise ship and claimed to have seized banned drugs.