The two accused were granted bail subject to furnishing bail bonds to the tune of Rs 50,000. They are the first two persons to have secured bail in the ongoing Aryan Khan drug case.
The order was reportedly given by Special Judge VV Patil. Sahu was represented by Advocate Sana Raees Khan who argued that although there were factual similarities in the cases, considering Sahu and Khan were found without drugs, there were certain distinguishing features in their cases. The only evidence against Sahu was his own statement, which had already been retracted, his lawyer said.
On the other hand, Rajgarhiya was represented by Advocate Tareq Sayed who argued that Rajgarhiya was found with 2.4 gms of ganja. The lawyer argued that since his arrest, no new material has come up and he was still charged only for consumption.
He further contended that the chain of drugs being passed from seller and buyer can be established only with the investigation and there should be a common objective between all accused of conspiracy.
Although the Special Public Prosecutor Advait Sethna opposed the arguments stating that the offences of the rigours of Section 37 applied in cases where there were Section 29 involved, the Special judge granted them bail the next day.
Meanwhile, Aryan Khan’s bail hearing will continue today before Bombay High Court.