Updated on: Thursday, October 28, 2021, 10:07 PM IST

'Shah Rukh Khan was just having coffee after coffee': Former AG Mukul Rohatgi who fought for Aryan Khan's bail in Mumbai cruise drugs bust case

Mukul Rohatgi (second from right) | Twitter

Mukul Rohatgi (second from right) | Twitter


Aryan Khan, Arbaz Merchant, and Munmun Dhamecha, who were granted bail in the Mumbai cruise drugs seizure case, would be released from jail after the Bombay High Court issues detailed order in the matter on Friday, said former Attorney General of India Mukul Rohatgi.

Rohatgi, who represented Aryan Khan in Bombay HC, while talking to NDTV said, megastar Shah Rukh Khan greeted the news of bail for his son with "tears of joy". He said that the actor had given up all his professional activities.

"Shah Rukh Khan had given up all his professional activities". "And he was very much available at all times. He was in fact making notes to help his legal team," Mr Rohatgi said.

"He has been very, very worried the last three-four days that I was there and I'm not even sure whether he had proper meals. He was just having coffee after coffee. And he was very, very worried. And I could see a big sense of relief, yeah, on the father's face last time I met him," Mr Rohatgi told.

Rohatgi after the hearing while talking to the reporters expressed happiness over the order and said, "For me, it is a regular case - to win some, to lose some. I am happy that he (Khan) has got bail." The former AG said during the hearing that there was "no case of possession of drugs" against Aryan Khan, he was arrested wrongly and "it was a fit case for bail".

At present, Aryan is lodged at the Arthur Road Jail along with another accused Arbaaz Merchant. Whereas, Munmun Dhamecha is at Byculla women prison.

Aryan Khan was arrested on October 3. An NCB team busted an alleged drugs party on the Cordelia Cruise ship which was on its way to Goa at mid-sea on October 2. A total of 20 people, including two Nigerian nationals, have been arrested so far in the case.


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Published on: Thursday, October 28, 2021, 10:07 PM IST