The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Sunday produced comedian Bharti Singh and her husband Harsh Limbachia in court. The court has sent the couple to judicial custody till December 4. Hemp was recovered from the house of Bharti and Harsha in the raid. According to the latest information, both the Esplanade have now exited the court.
The NCB team arrested Bharti's husband Harsh Limbachia on Sunday morning after 15 hours of intense questioning. Bharti was arrested by the investigating agency on Saturday itself. On the other hand, the couple has filed a bail application in the court. Their application will be heard on Monday.
Earlier on Sunday, comedian Bharti Singh and her husband Harsh Limbachia were rushed to the hospital for medical examination. Zonal Director of the investigating agency Sameer Wankhede said that he has been charged with the consumption of drugs.
NCB rescuing drug smugglers by arresting film stars
On this matter, Minister in Maharashtra government Nawab Malik has said that these people are addicts, who should not be sent to jail and sent to rehab (rehab). Nawab Malik said, 'NCB is arresting those who consume drugs. They are addicts
Those who should be sent for rehab, not jail. The duty of the NCB is to track drug smugglers, but no action is being taken against them. Is NCB protecting the drug industry by arresting them? '
Earlier, on Saturday, NCB raided Bharti Singh's production office and house. During this period, the investigating agency recovered 86.5 grams of marijuana. After this, Bharti Singh was arrested by the NCB and her husband Harsh was detained for questioning. The couple has accepted the talk of smoking marijuana.
Arrested under anti-narcotics law
In a release by the NCB, a team led by the investigating agency's zonal director Sameer Wankhede searched Bharti Singh's residence at Lokhandwala Complex in Andheri based on specific information. 86.5 grams of hemp has been recovered from his house. The statement said that both Bharti and her husband Harsh Limbachia agreed to consume cannabis. Bharti Singh was arrested under the Narcotics Act.
How much can be punished if we get marijuana?
A bureau official said that the quantity allegedly recovered from Singh's house was a small quantity under the law. Up to one thousand grams of hemp 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. Commercial quantities (20 kg or more) can result in up to 20 years in prison. There may be a 10-year prison sentence for the amount between it.
Till now, action has been taken against these celebrities
NCB has been raiding continuously since the drug angle surfaced after the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. NCB's screws on the drug case are being tightened on Bollywood stars. The NCB conducted raids and arrested several drug peddlers. Sushant's girlfriend Riya Chakraborty and his brother Shouvik have also been arrested in this case.
During the interrogation of drug peddlers and several big names were revealed after which actresses like Sara Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor, and Rakul Preet Singh were also called for questioning. However, no evidence was found against any actress.
Recently, actor Arjun Rampal and his girlfriend Gabriela Demetriades were also called for questioning in this case. During this, Arjun praised NCB and said that the team is doing a good job.