Bollywood actor and Bigg Boss 7 contestant Armaan Kohli has been released from police custody on bail of Rs 50,000 and two sureties after being arrested for allegedly assaulting co-participant Sofia Hayat.
Just hours after he was granted bail, Kohli was readmitted to the Bigg Boss 7 house in Lonavala near Mumbai, even though millions of fans are still furious about his treatment of Hayat.
Kohli had been arrested on the set of the reality show on Monday evening after the British singer-actress filed a complaint accusing him of assaulting her during their stay in the house.
News of Kohli's bail was provided by his lawyer, according to a report in DNA.
"All the offences under which Armaan was booked and nabbed for last night are bailable. Accordingly, he was not produced before a court and released in the police station itself this afternoon," advocate Sanjay Wandre said.
Wandre said Armaan's father and a friend have stood as the two solvent sureties required by the police and the necessary formalities are being completed.
Kohli has been booked under sections 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 504 (intentional insult to provoke breach of peace), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to outrage the modesty of a woman), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 354A (sexual harassment) of the Indian Penal Code, police said.
This new development led to outrage among viewers who took to social media to express their disgust.
"Arman's come back to bb7 house has shown the level of injustice n biasness being supported by the show and channel"
"No ways !!! Armaan is just released bcoz of #bb7 !!! Now i m sure he will be eliminated dis week(Mid-Week) !!! For Sure."
"A goon paying 50k n roaming free is wat being human salman n bigboss promote"
"so shameful to c arman back in bigboss house."