Last week’s Friday attendance was Khan’s first appearance at the NCB office and in public after his release from the Arthur Road prison. Marking his attendance at the NCB office every week (on Fridays) between 11.00 am to 2.00 pm is a part of the conditions placed by Bombay High Court for granting bail.
Among the other bail applicants, Munmum Dhamecha was also spotted at the NCB office to mark her weekly attendance.
Munmun Dhamecha at NCB office
In a detailed bail order by Bombay HC on October 29, Khan was asked to surrender his passport, not leave the city without informing the officials and not interact with the media or any of the other accused in the case.
The NCB’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) – formed on November 6 to investigate the drugs-on-cruise case, along with five others – summoned Khan for questioning on November 7, however, he failed to appear before the agency citing fever.
The SIT is being headed by the NCB’s senior officer Sanjay Kumar Singh, who reached Mumbai on Saturday.
Khan was arrested on October 3, and released on bail on October 30. He was booked under relevant sections of the NDPS Act for possession, consumption, sale/purchase of banned drugs and conspiracy and abetment.
An NCB team busted an alleged drugs party on the Cordelia Cruise ship which was on its way to Goa at mid-sea on October 2. A total of 20 people, including two Nigerian nationals have been arrested so far in the case.