The Allahabad High Court granted bail to a man booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (NDPS Act).
A single-judge bench of Justice Krishan Pahal passed this order while hearing a Criminal Misc Bail Application filed by Om Prakash Verma.
Appearing on behalf of the NIA, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said since the Bombay High Court order would come into effect on December 8, the agency's challenge to the order should be heard as soon as possible before it becomes pointless.
Both Samridhi and Swarna were arrested on Sunday for spreading fake news on social media that a mosque was burnt in the Gomati district of Tripura and a copy of the Quran was damaged. They were reporting on religious tensions in Tripura following recent attacks on mosques and properties owned by Muslims.
However, the NDPS special court had denied him bail last week saying that Aryan Khan knew about charas hidden in his friend Arbaaz Merchant's shoe, which led to the charges under conscious possession. Arbaaz Merchant was also arrested along with Aryan and 18 others.