Bharti Singh and her husband Harsh Limbachia snatched all the limelight and recovered 86.5 grams of cannabis after the NCB raided their house on Saturday (November 21). The couple were called by the Drugs Law Enforcement Agency after a banned drug was found at their residence in Mumbai. The Narcotics Control Bureau arrested Bharti in November after questioning for over three hours yesterday. The agency, after a lengthy interrogation, killed Harsha on Sunday (22 November).
A special court in Mumbai sent Bharti and Harsh to judicial custody till December 4 in a drug-related case. The NCB arrested the couple on charges of possessing and consuming drugs under the NDPS Act. His lawyer Ayaz Khan has filed a bail plea, which will be taken up for hearing tomorrow (23 November).
Johnny Lever requests for the arrest of Bharti Singh
Veteran actor Johnny Lever, speaking to a leading daily, gave his two cents on the controversy over the couple. He said that he would ask Bharti and Harsh to talk to their partners and tell them not to take drugs. The ‘Ishq’ actor gave the example of Sanjay Dutt and said that he confesses to his drug addiction.
“I would like to say one thing to both Bharti and Harsh. Once you guys come out, tell your colleagues both young and old not to take drugs. Look at Sanjay Dutt. He confessed to the world. What would be a bigger example than this. ” Johnny told the Times of India, “Accept your mistake and pledge to quit drugs. No one will come to give you a bouquet of flowers in this case.”
Bharti and Harsh were sent to jail
Bharti Singh is reportedly kept in the same cell as Riya Chakraborty at Byculla Jail in Mumbai. Her husband Harsh has been sent to Taloja Jail.
The arrests of Bharti and Harsh have shocked the film and TV industry insiders. The agency said the NCB raided their house after receiving specific information from the drug peddlers arrested on Friday. According to an IANS report, the couple confessed that they had consumed drugs, after which they were grilled by NCB officials and later arrested.
An IANS report also said that Harsh Limbachia had allegedly told the agency that he used to purchase drugs for self-consumption only.
On the professional front, Bharti and Harsh hosted the ‘India’s Best Dancer’ show, which aired on Sony TV. Bharti is also seen as Titli Yadav in ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’. The couple got married in Goa on 3 December 2017 in the presence of their loved ones.
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