Actor Armaan held in drugs case day after house search | India News

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MUMBAI: Actor Armaan Kohli was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Sunday for allegedly possessing 1.2gm of cocaine. The NCB had conducted a search at the actor’s Andheri residence on Saturday in a drug-related case after his name cropped up when they were questioning alleged peddler, Ajay Singh, who was arrested the same morning.
A holiday court remanded Kohli and Singh, who have been charged under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act for procurement, possession, sale purchase transport and illicit trafficking and harbouring offenders, to NCB custody till Monday.
While NCB officers claim that prima facie they have found Kohli’s links with peddlers, including some foreign nationals, sources said that the actor can seek bail as the quantity of cocaine seized from him is 1.2gm, which falls under the ‘personal consumption’ category. If the defence proves that the quantity seized is for consumption only, the court may relieve Kohli and ask him to undergo a three-month rehabilitation programme.
But NCB officials pointed out that in the arrest of Siddharth Pithani, the flatmate of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, they did not find any drugs on him, but had found his links with suppliers. “In Kohli’s case too, we arrested peddler Singh from whom we recovered 25gm of mephedrone and his interrogation led us to the actor. When we carried out a search at Kohli’s residence, we found 1.2gm of cocaine there,” said an officer.
Probe into the drugs case has found international links as the seized cocaine has South American origin. NCB Mumbai has also found WhatsApp chats and financial transactions. The agency is now probing the route and linkages used to bring drugs into Mumbai and the involvement of other traffickers.

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