Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has said that there was “no prima facie evidence” against Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan and two others in the case lodged against after the cruise ship raids early last month.
The other co-accused are Munmun Dhamecha and Arbaaz Merchant who were accused of pertaining to ‘conspiracy’ and ‘common intent’ in the case filed.
Justice Nitin Sambre, while delivering the detailed 14-page order, said that considering the material brought on record by the NCB, the court has not found that prima facie, there was no positive evidence against the accused trio, reported news agency IANS.
Khan, Dhamecha and Merchant were finally granted conditional bail by the high court on October 28 after having spent behind the bars for nearly a month.
According to Justice Sambre, the NCB claim on the common intention to commit an offence under the NDPS Act, (accused) found to be in possession of a commercial quantity of drugs and hatching conspiracy is “liable to be rejected”, the agency report said.
“This court is required to be sensitive to the fact that there has to be presence of basic material in the form of evidence so as to substantiate the case of conspiracy against the applicants (accused),” noted Justice Sambre.
He further said that no drugs were found on Aryan Khan, and the quantity of drugs recovered from Dhamecha and Merchant were ‘small’ under the NDPS Act.
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