Arman Kohli, who was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Sunday for possession of cocaine, has also been charged with “funding illicit traffic and harboring offenders,” a charge that carries a minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of twenty years if convicted. On Saturday, the NCB raided the actor’s home in Andheri and conducted a house search based on information that he had drugs. “Our investigation is ongoing and we cannot share anything in this area at this time,” an NCB officer said when asked what role Kohli played in financing illicit trade or which drug dealer he harbored.
Actor Arman Kohli Arrested By NCB
Kohli had no prior knowledge of the raid, according to NCB officials, and was caught off guard. The cocaine narcotics were discovered on a table in his room.
Kohli was arrested and subjected to a medical examination before being brought before a magistrate court on Sunday afternoon. He was detained in the custody of the NCB for one day. When NCB officials were questioning Ajay Raju Singh, a prominent narcotics pusher apprehended by them on Saturday morning, Kohli’s name came up.
Singh told NCB that he has previously provided drugs to Kohli. Kohli has also purchased drugs from another suspect who is on the run. According to the authorities, Singh also distributed drugs to other high-profile clientele who are being investigated by the NCB.
On Saturday afternoon, a team from NCB Mumbai raided Kohli’s home in suburban Andheri, based on Singh’s statement. “We have filed an FIR and have taken Kohli and Singh into custody. Kohli is charged under sections 21(a), 27(a), 28, 29, 30, and 35 of the NDPS Act. Singh is charged under sections 22b(a), 27A, 28, 29, 30, and 35 of the NDPS Act.”
Kohli has acted in films such as Jaani Dushman, LOC Kargil, and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. He was a contestant on the television reality show Big Boss in 2013.