Bharti Singh, husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa remanded to judicial custody till Dec 4

Bharti Singh, husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa remanded to judicial custody till Dec 4

MUMBAI: A Mumbai courtroom on Sunday (November 22) remanded comic Bharti Singh and husband Harsh Limbachiya, arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau following seizure of medicine from their home right here, to judicial custody until December 4. The courtroom will hear their bail pleas on Monday (Nov 21).

The NCB arrested Singh on Saturday and her husband early Sunday morning following seizure of ganja (hashish) from their home in suburban Andheri.

The couple was produced earlier than a magistrates courtroom right here Sunday afternoon. “The court has remanded both the accused to judicial custody till December 4,” NCB prosecutor Atul Sarpande informed PTI.

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The couple filed bail pleas quickly after being remanded to judicial custody. The magistrates courtroom would hear the bail pleas on Monday.

NCB recovered 86.5 gm ganja through the search. This is taken into account as ‘small amount’ underneath the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, an official stated.

Acting on a tip-off, the NCB on Saturday performed search at Singh’s workplace and residence as a part of its probe into the alleged drug use within the leisure business.

Up to 1,000 gm of ganja is taken into account small amount, which attracts jail time period as much as six months and/or nice of Rs 10,000. Possession of business amount — 20 kg or extra — can appeal to as much as 20 years in jail. For the amount in between, the punishment may be as a lot as 10 years in jail.

“Singh’s name had cropped up during the interrogation of a drug peddler,” the official stated.

She has appeared in a lot of comedy and actuality reveals on TV and in addition hosted a couple of such reveals. The NCB has been probing the alleged drug use in Bollywood after the demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June this 12 months on the idea of WhatsApp chats involving medicine.

The central company earlier arrested Rajput’s girlfriend, actress Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik, some staff of the late movie star and some others underneath varied sections of the NDPS Act.

Rhea Chakraborty and another accused are presently out on bail.

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