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Aryan Khan won't be released today as 5.30pm deadline missed: Reports

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 29th October, 2021 08:11:28 PM
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Aryan Khan will not be released from the Arthur Road Prison on Friday, news agency ANI reported citing Arthur Road prison officials.

According to reports, the physical copy of the release order has to reach the 'bail box' outside the prison by 5.30pm to make sure that release is done on the same day. Jail superintendent Nitin Waychal said jail officials wait until 5.35pm, but if the release order reaches the prison after 5.35pm, then the case gets transferred to the next morning.

“We won’t give special treatment for anyone. The law is the same for all. The deadline for receiving the bail papers was 5.30 pm. That has passed. He won’t be released today,” an official told PTI.

With this last-minute delay, Aryan Khan is expected to finally walk out of the jail on Saturday morning, reports said.

It was a hectic day for Aryan Khan's lawyers as they have been preparing to proceed with the paperwork throughout the day. The Bombay high court issued the bail conditions after 2.30pm in which it said that Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha will have to provide a personal bond of ₹1 lakh. As his lawyers rushed to the NDPS court to get the release order, Bollywood actor Juhi Chawla reached the court premises to by Aryan Khan's 'surety'. She was presented in the court and after the court approved her documents, she signed the ₹1 lakh bond for Aryan Khan's release.

In Aryan Khan's case, the formalities of the prison will begin on Saturday after 10.30am and will take another hour, reports Hindustan Times.

Aryan Khan's release on Friday was much awaited after he has been lodged in jail since October 8.