Actor Armaan Kohli arrested from Bigg Boss house over assault charges

Published: Dec 17, 2013, 07:53 IST | A Correspondent |

According to media reports, the Lonavala police has arrested actor Armaan Kohli over British-Pakistani actor Sofia Hayat's FIR against him for allegedly manhandling her in the Bigg Boss house

The police on Monday night arrested actor Armaan Kohli from the Bigg Boss house in Lonavala in connection with an assault case filed by evicted contestant of the reality show 'Bigg Boss 7', actress-singer Sofia Hayat.

According to reports, police arrived on the sets of Bigg Boss 7 to inquire about Armaan's fight with Sofia and question the other participants in the game show about the incident.

Actress Sofia Hayat files FIR against fellow 'Bigg Boss 7' contestant Armaan Kohli

The British-Pakistani actress-singer, who was recently evicted from the celebrity reality show, had filed an FIR against fellow contestant Armaan alleging that she was manhandled and subjected to unparliamentary language by him inside the 'Bigg Boss' house.

Armaan Kohli and Sofia Hayat involved in a verbal duel
Armaan Kohli and Sofia Hayat involved in a verbal duel

"Following the complaint by Hayat, who was accompanied by her lawyer last night, an FIR was registered against co-contestant Armaan Kohli," Arun Chavan, Senior Inspector at Santacruz police station, had said at the time.

After Hayat's statement was recorded, Kohli was booked under IPC Sections 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), Chavan said.

Sofia also claimed that Armaan had even used unparliamentary language inside the house, police said.

"We have registered the FIR based on the complaint and forwarded it to the police station concerned in Lonavala for the purpose of investigation as the 'Big Boss' house is located in Lonavala," Chavan added.

The report was then transferred by the Santa Cruz police to the Lonavala police station since the crime scene -- the Bigg Boss house -- is situated inside an industrial estate in Lonavala market.

The 29-year-old actress also tweeted: "Police report done. I'm exhausted with today!. the police have been amazing. Santacruz police have been very professional and courteous."

At a press conference soon after Sofia had said that that it was a priority for her to see Armaan removed from the house. She had also revealed that she was discussing the possibility of suing the TV channel with her legal team.

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