Television comedian Bharti Singh and her husband Harsh Limbachiya were sent to judicial custody till 4th of December by a magistrate court on Sunday. The Narcotics Control Bureau in a raid retrieved 86.5gms of ganja (cannabis) from the residence of the couple in a raid on Saturday.
The couple, arrested under the provisions of the NDPS Act in a case of alleged possession and consumption of Ganja, was produced before a holiday court on Sunday. In a press release, NCB said Bharti and Harsh accepted the consumption of ganja.
Before producing the couple in the court, the NCB took them to the hospital for medical examination. Bharti Singh was held on Saturday while Haarsh Limbachiyaa was arrested today.
“Charges of consumption of drugs have been invoked against them,” said Sameer Wankhede, Zonal Director of the NCB, Mumbai.
The NCB had earlier raided a place in Khar Danda area and nabbed a trafficker aged 21 years with various drugs including 15 blots of LSD (commercial quantity), ganja (40 grams), and Nitrazepam (psychotropic medicines). In follow up and in corroboration with previous inputs, the NCB raided the production office and house of comedian Bharti Singh.
This comes as the probe, which began from the drug case in connection with the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, continues to expand to the alleged drug abuse by Bollywood celebrities.
Notably, a raid was also conducted at the residence of actor Arjun Rampal, after which he and his girlfriend were summoned by the NCB for questioning in the matter.