A special NCB court has directed the Narcotics Control Bureau to return Aryan Khan’s passport days after Shah Rukh Khan’s son approached the court.
The court, according to Livelaw, said, “Admittedly, no complaint was filed against six persons including present applicant as no evidence surfaced during the investigation. In view of the no objection given by the NCB SIT, prayer for cancellation of bail bonds needs to be allowed and passport needs to be released.”
Aryan had approached the NCB court earlier this month asking for the return of his passport in the wake of the clean chit given by the central government agency in the drug-on-cruise case. Aryan had to submit his passport to the NCB to conform to his bail conditions.
The NCB had arrested Aryan Khan along with eight others from a Goa-bound cruise ship on charges of consuming and being involved in the drug racket syndicate. Aryan had spent nearly a month in a Mumbai jail until the Bombay High Court granted him bail.
Last month, the NCB gave Aryan a clean chit and took a host of measures to improve its image. One of the measures included the transfer of disgraced former NCB officer Sameer Wankhede to Chennai.
While giving Aryan a clean chit, the NCB had said, “SIT carried out its investigation in an objective manner. The touchstone of the principle of proof beyond reasonable doubt has been applied. Based on the investigation carried out by SIT, a complaint against 14 persons under various sections of NDPS Act is being filed. Complaint against rest 6 persons is not being filed due to lack of sufficient evidence.”
Narcotics Control Bureau witness Prabhakar Sail, who had alleged extortion in the Aryan Khan arrest case, later died of a so-called heart attack.