- Jailer needs to receive release order by 5 PM for Aryan to be freed today
- Actor Juhi Chawla stood surety for Aryan Khan
- His bail conditions state he cannot leave Mumbai without informing police
Whether Aryan Khan will walk out of jail became a nerve-wracking countdown to the last minute as his legal team hastened to complete formalities before 5 pm.
That is the deadline for the jailer to receive the release order for Aryan Khan to walk out of jail today.
His father, superstar Shah Rukh Khan, left his Mumbai home Mannat around 3.40 pm for Arthur Road jail, where Aryan has spent 22 days.
Actor Juhi Chawla, Shah Rukh Khan’s co-star in many movies, stood surety for Aryan Khan.
From there, Aryan Khan’s lawyers hastened to make it to Arthur Road jail and deposit the release order in a box that is opened twice a day – at 10.30 am and 5 pm.
Outside Mannat, a huge contingent of the media waited for the return of Aryan Khan, who left home on October 2 for a cruise party and was arrested in the early hours of October 3 after a drugs raid.
Aryan Khan cannot leave Mumbai without informing the police and has to appear before the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) every Friday, the court said, listing 14 conditions for his bail.
The conditions include not leaving the country without permission, “not indulging in similar activities, not communicating with other accused like his friend Arbaaz Merchant, and not talking to the media.
Aryan Khan also has to go to the NCB office every Friday between 11am and 2 pm, attend court hearings and join investigations whenever required.
If any of these conditions are violated, the court says, the NCB can request cancellation of bail.