Friday, October 29, 2021

Personal bond of ₹1 lakh, one surety and other conditions imposed by Bombay High Court -Aryan Shahrukh Khan v. Union of India.

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The following are the conditions imposed by single-judge Justice Nitin Sambre.

- furnish a personal bond of ₹1 lakh and one or more sureties in the like amount;

- should not leave the country without permission from a special judge for Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Act (NDPS Act) at Greater Mumbai;

- should not leave Greater Mumbai without informing the investigating officer (IO) and should give itinerary of travel to IO;

- should not indulge in similar activities;

- should not try to establish communication with co-accused or any person involved in similar activities;

- should not undertake any action which is prejudicial to the trial/proceedings before the special court;

- should not attempt to influence witnesses or tamper with evidence;

- should surrender passport before the special court;

- should not make any statement to media about the case;

- attend the office of Narcotics Control Bureau every Friday between 11 am and 2 pm to mark their presence;

- should attend court on all dates;

- should join the investigation as and when called upon to do so before NCB authorities'

- should not delay trial;

If any of the conditions are violated, NCB would be entitled to apply to the special court for cancellation of bail, the High Court made it clear.

The High Court had on Thursday evening, allowed the bail plea filed by Khan, Merchant and Dhamecha in the cruise ship drug case.

Single-judge Justice Nitin Sambre had, however, said that he will deliver an order setting out the bail conditions today.

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