The Mumbai court has sent the comedian Bharti Singh and her husband Harsh Limbachia to judicial custody till December 4 in a drug case. The comedian and her husband were questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Saturday and Bharti Singh has been arrested. At the same time, the investigative agency arrested Harsh Limbachia on Sunday. The jute has been seized by NCB officials from both houses.
After the arrest of Bharti and Harsh, the NCB produced the two in a court in Mumbai. After trial, the court sent both men to judicial custody. Earlier, the investigating agency provided medical care to both. An official of the investigating agency had earlier said that the NCB had searched Bharti Singh’s home and office on Saturday to investigate a drug case in the Bollywood world and recovered 86.5 grams of marijuana from his home.
Maharashtra: Mumbai court sends comedian Bharti Singh (pictured) and her husband Harsh Limbachia to 14-day judicial custody over a case of confiscation of marijuana from their residence.
He was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). https://t.co/Lq02uHxWHT
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The NCB had previously said that Bharti Singh and her husband Harsh Limbachia had admitted to consuming marijuana. A case has been registered against the accused under the provisions of the Drugs Act, he said. A bureau official said that the amount seized from Singh’s house was a minor one by law. One thousand grams of marijuana is considered a minor and can be sentenced to six months in prison or a fine of up to Rs 10,000. A commercial sentence (20kg or more) can be punishable by up to 20 years in prison. The amount in between could be up to 10 years in prison.
The comedian’s name emerged while interrogating the smuggler
After the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, the names of many people related to the Bollywood world have been revealed in the Drugs Connected in Bollywood. Meanwhile, Sushant’s girlfriend, Rhea Chakraborty, has also been arrested and sent to prison, where she remains behind bars for nearly a month. Investigators have questioned many people, including Arjun Rampal. At the same time, the names of comedian Bharati Singh have been revealed during drug traffickers’ inquiries, the NCB said. “Singh’s name came up when he was interrogated by a drug trafficker,” the official said.
The NCB has arrested Harsh today
Her husband Harsh Limbachia was arrested on Sunday, a day after the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested comedian Bharati Singh. Bharati Singh was arrested on Saturday after he seized marijuana from Andheri’s home, officials said. NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede said her husband has also been arrested. Another officer said Singh and her husband were accused of consuming marijuana.