Mumbai, Oct 21 (IndiaToday) – After a special court turned down Aryan Khan’s bail plea on Wednesday, Shah Rukh Khan met his son Aryan Khan in the Arthur Road jail on Thursday.
The actor spent around 18 minutes with his son and used the intercom to interact with him at the inmate meeting section of the jail. During the meeting, Aryan Khan looked emotional, sources said.
This was the first time Aryan met any family members since his arrest by NCB in the Mumbai cruise drug bust case.
The meeting took place in the presence of jail authorities. An inspector-level officer was also present at the spot. Due to security reasons, the area was vacant at the time Shah Rukh Khan visited.
The inmates are separated from visitors in this section by a glass wall and can only use intercom services to interact.
Shah Rukh Khan was allowed to meet Aryan Khan for 20 minutes but he spent only 18 minutes.
According to jail sources, no special treatment was given to Shah Rukh Khan. There was a grill and glass wall in between Aryan and Shah Rukh Khan. The glass wall is due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Around five guards from the jail were present during the meeting.
In-person meetings are only allowed from today as per the new guidelines due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Earlier, only video calling was allowed – this was in practice for over a year.
HOW TO MEET?
Relatives or advocates first have to inform the jail officials that they want to meet prisoners or under-trials lodged inside the jail. Once this is done, the jail officials give the timing. The person who is coming to meet has to submit his or her Aadhaar card to the jail officials who then note down the details. A token is then given. The relative has to show the token while going inside.