Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan met his son Aryan Khan on Thursday morning at Arthur road i.e Mumbai Central Jail. Khan was allowed to meet his son after the jail authorities on Thursday started the Mulaqat i.e meeting of relatives or advocate to the undertrials in the jail. The authorities have stopped the video calling and calls on mobile phones to families used during the pandemic.
Shah Rukh Khan came to meet his son at around 9 am to 9:10 am on Thursday and left the jail premises at 9:36 am. As per the jail manual any relative is allowed to meet for 20 minutes and Khan too was allowed to meet for 20 minutes in the mulaqat room after which he left the jail.
After the pandemic mulaqat i.e meeting was stopped for inmates following the covid-19 guidelines. On October 21, the authorities started the mulaqat. Usually during normal days five blood relatives were allowed to meet. But seeing the pandemic threat only two are allowed. "We had 11 mobile phones, which were used to make video calls and calls to blood relatives or family as per the jail manual. However, we stopped all the mobile phones by removing the sim and will submit it to the superiors. We have started the mulaqat from Thursday, where only two blood relatives are allowed to meet," said NB. Vayachal, Superintendent of Arthur road jail.
Vayachal confirmed about Khan coming to meet Aryan and said he was only allowed to meet for 20 minutes as per the jail manual.
Aryan Khan who is lodged in Arthur road spoke with his parents last week through video calls arranged by the jail authorities. Sources said he spoke with his father Shahrukh and mother Gauri during the call.
The jail staff were ordered to maintain discipline by not taking any selfies or shaking hands with the superstar who came to meet his son Aryan. Sources from the jail said they were not aware about Khan being coming to jail. However, at around 8 am they received a call from the local reporter who informed them about Khan coming to meet his son. The jail authorities then made an arrangement, so that he could meet his son in the mulaqat room and get back safely. Also the Mumbai police place bandobast outside the jail premises to help him out on a safety trip.
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