A special Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) court on Thursday (October 14) rejected the bail application of actor Armaan Kohli and two others arrested in a drug seizure case. Judge A A Joglekar rejected the bail plea. A detailed order was not available yet. Kohli was arrested August 29 following a raid by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) at his residence during which banned narcotics were allegedly seized. The actor had argued that only a small quantity of drugs was allegedly recovered from his possession, and as such he was entitled for bail.
The NCB opposed the application, claiming that the actor had direct links with two prime accused in the case from whom a large "commercial" quantity of contraband was recovered.
Under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, offenses involving commercial quantity (which varies for different banned substances) attract higher punishment. Earlier, a magistrate's court had denied bail to Kohli.
The actor had featured in the Salman Khan-starter "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" among other Hindi films, and was also one of the contestants of TV reality show "Bigg Boss".
(With PTI inputs)