A MUMBAI court on Sunday remanded comedian Bharti Singh and husband Harsh Limbachiya, arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau following seizure of drugs from their house here, to judicial custody till December 4. The court will hear their bail pleas on Monday.
The NCB arrested Singh on Saturday and her husband early Sunday morning following seizure of ganja (cannabis) from their house in suburban Andheri. The couple was produced before a Magistrates court here Sunday afternoon. “The court has remanded both the accused to judicial custody till December 4,” NCB prosecutor Atul Sarpande told PTI. The couple filed bail pleas through advocate Ayaz Khan soon after being remanded to judicial custody. The Magistrate’s court would hear the bail pleas on November 23.
The NCB sought Limbachiya’s custody for questioning but did not seek Singh’s custody and told the court that she may be sent to judicial custody. Khan argued that there is no question of custodial interrogation as the alleged substance recovered is lesser than the ‘small quantity’ as prescribed under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.