There is no evidence of a conspiracy between Aryan Khan and co-accused Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha to commit drug-related offences, said the Bombay High Court's order which granted bail in an order released on Saturday.
In the order, the court said that nothing objectionable was found in WhatsApp conversations between them.
"There is hardly any positive evidence on record to convince this Court that all the accused persons with common intention agreed to commit an unlawful act," the order stated.
Further, it added that merely because the accused were travelling on the same cruise, it cannot be a foundation for the charge of conspiracy against them.
The High Court order also observed that the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) cannot rely on the alleged confessional statements recorded by the investigating officer as they are not binding.
In the order, Justice Nitin Sambre said that the accused were not even subjected to a medical examination so as to determine whether at the relevant time.
It may be mentioned that Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan, who was arrested by the NCB in the drugs-on-cruise case on October 3, was granted bail on October 28. He was released from the Arthur Road Jail on October 30.