Comedian Bharti Singh and her husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa, who were sent to 14-day judicial custody for possession of cannabis, were granted bail by a Special NDPS court in Mumbai on Monday. The magistrates court granted bail to the couple on a bail bond of Rs 15,000 each.
The two were arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Saturday for allegedly consuming cannabis as per the provisions of the NDPS Act 1986. The central agency, which is probing the alleged drug nexus in the Bollywood, informed that 86.5 grams of ganja were recovered from their residence and production house in Mumbai.
Singh was arrested on Saturday by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), while her husband was taken into custody on Sunday morning following seizure of ganja (cannabis) from their house in suburban Andheri.
They were produced before the magistrate’s court which remanded them in judicial custody till December 4. This is considered as ‘small quantity’ under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
“Both Bharti Singh and her husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa accepted consuming ganja. Ms Singh was placed under arrest under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. Charges of consumption of drugs have been invoked against them,” the agency had said.
Meanwhile, the NCB is probing the alleged drug nexus in the Bollywood following the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. After Rajput’s death, the central agency had arrested his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty and brother Showik along with his cook and house help.
Later, it tightened the investigation around the Bollywood and questioned several top stars and actors, including Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Rakulpreet Singh and Shraddha Kapoor.
Earlier this month, the NCB raided actor Arjun Rampal’s residence and interrogated him and his girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades. However, Rampal had denied his involvement in the drug nexus in the industry.