The Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB) on Saturday arrested comedian Bharti Singh and her husband Harsh Limbachiyaa for possession of 86.5 grams of Marijuana.
They had been placed under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) and they are likely to be produced before the court on Sunday.
“In the follow up and in corroboration with previous inputs in the (FIR no 16) the NCB raided two other places on Saturday including production office and comedian Bharti Singh’s residence and from both the places 86.5 gms of ganja was recovered. Both Bharti Singh and her husband Harsh Limbachiya accepted the consumption of Ganja. Bharti Singh has been placed under arrest under the provisions of NDPS Act 1986 and examination of Harsh Limbachiya involvement is underway,” NCB said in their press release.
Even though the seizure was of 86 grams of ganja which is a small quantity and does not fall under the commercial quantity so Bharti may soon procure bail.
In the last two months, more than 25 people including actors like Preetika Chauhan, film producer Firoz Nadiadwala’s wife Shabina Saeed, Australian National Paul Bartel and South African national Agisilous Demetriades have been arrested in the drug case.
Their lawyer Ayaz Khan revealed the work for the bail was put into motion on Sunday. During an interview with a leading daily, the advocate revealed the reason behind the delay in the verdict. He said, “Neither the officer nor the prosecutor turned before the court for the bail hearing (yesterday). Hence, at 2 pm the court heard us and allowed the bail plea.”
Earlier today, a metropolitan magistrate court granted bail to comedian Bharti Singh and her husband Harsh Limbachiyaa. Both were booked by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for being in possession of marijuana.