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Comedian Bharti Singh, husband get bail in drugs case

Comedian Bharti Singh (right) and husband Harsh Limbachiya wave from the court in Mumbai on November 22, 2020.   | Photo Credit: Special arrangement

A magistrate’s court granted bail on Monday to comedian Bharti Singh and her screenwriter husband Haarsh Limbachiya on their furnishing a bond for ₹15,000 each.

 

They were was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Saturday and charges under several sections of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) were imposed on them after after 86.5 grams of cannabis (ganja) was found in their possession. They were remanded in judicial custody till December 4 on Sunday and they had immediately filed for bail.

 

Appearing for the couple, advocate Ayaz Khan told the court that the quantity involved was really small and bail could, therefore, be granted.

 

On Saturday, an officer of the Indian Revenue Services Sameer Wankhede questioned the couple for more than 10 hours before arresting them. The NCB’s press release said the couple admitted to consuming ganja.

 

The agency has been conducting raids and arresting those found in possessions of drugs after the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June this year.

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