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Actor Armaan held in medicine case day after home search | India Information

MUMBAI: Actor Armaan Kohli was arrested by the Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) on Sunday for allegedly possessing 1.2gm of cocaine. The NCB had performed a search on the actor’s Andheri residence on Saturday in a drug-related case after his identify cropped up once they had been questioning alleged peddler, Ajay Singh, who was arrested the identical morning.
A vacation court docket remanded Kohli and Singh, who’ve been charged underneath the Narcotic Medication and Psychotropic Substances Act for procurement, possession, sale buy transport and illicit trafficking and harbouring offenders, to NCB custody until Monday.
Whereas NCB officers declare that prima facie they’ve discovered Kohli’s hyperlinks with peddlers, together with some overseas nationals, sources mentioned that the actor can search bail as the amount of cocaine seized from him is 1.2gm, which falls underneath the ‘private consumption’ class. If the defence proves that the amount seized is for consumption solely, the court docket might relieve Kohli and ask him to endure a three-month rehabilitation programme.
However NCB officers identified that within the arrest of Siddharth Pithani, the flatmate of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, they didn’t discover any medicine on him, however had discovered his hyperlinks 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. Once we carried out a search at Kohli’s residence, we discovered 1.2gm of cocaine there,” mentioned an officer.
Probe into the medicine case has discovered worldwide hyperlinks because the seized cocaine has South American origin. NCB Mumbai has additionally discovered WhatsApp chats and monetary transactions. The company is now probing the route and linkages used to carry medicine into Mumbai and the involvement of different traffickers.

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