A Mumbai court in the drugs case sent comedian Bharti Singh and her husband Harsh Limbachia to judicial custody till December 4. The comedian and her husband were questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Saturday, following which Bharti Singh was arrested. At the same time, the investigating agency arrested Harsh Limbachiya on Sunday. Hemp was recovered by NCB officials from both the houses.
After arresting Bharti and Harsh, NCB produced both of them in a court in Mumbai. After the hearing, the court sent both of them to judicial custody. Earlier, the investigating agency also got both of them medical. An official of the investigating agency had earlier said that on a secret information, on Saturday, NCB searched Bharti Singh’s house and office in connection with the investigation of alleged drugs consumption in the Bollywood world and during this time 86.5 grams of ganja from his house Recovered.
Maharashtra: A court in Mumbai sends comedian Bharti Singh (in pic) and her husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa to 14-day judicial custody till 4th December, in connection with the seizure of ganja from his residence.
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The NCB had earlier said, “Bharti Singh and her husband Harsh Limbachiya have admitted to consuming cannabis.” A bureau official said that the quantity recovered from Singh’s house was a small quantity under the law. Up to a thousand grams of marijuana is considered a small quantity and can be punishable by up to six months in jail or a fine of Rs 10,000 or both. There can be up to 20 years in prison if the commercial quantity is (20 kg or more). There can be a 10-year prison sentence for the amount between it.
Comedian’s name surfaced during interrogation of smuggler
After the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, the names of many people associated with Bollywood have been revealed in the alleged drugs connection which surfaced in Bollywood. Meanwhile, Sushant’s girlfriend Riya Chakraborty was also arrested and sent to jail, where she had to remain behind bars for almost a month. Apart from this, the investigating agency has questioned many people, including Arjun Rampal. At the same time, NCB says that the name of comedian Bharti Singh was revealed during the interrogation of drug traffickers. “Singh’s name came up during interrogation of a narcotics trafficker,” said the officer.
NCB arrested Harsh today
Her husband Harsh Limbachiya was also arrested on Sunday, a day after the arrest of comedian Bharti Singh by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). Officials said that Bharti Singh was arrested on Saturday after the cannabis was recovered from her home in Andheri. NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede said that her husband has also been arrested. Another officer said that Singh and her husband are accused of consuming marijuana.