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Comedian Bharti Singh, spouse arrested with ganja | India News

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The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested television comedian Bharti Singh and her husband Harsh Limbachiya on Saturday after they were found with 86.5 grams of ganja. Both were arrested under the provisions of the NDPS Act and will be presented in vacation court on Sunday.
The agency raided two locations Saturday, including Singh’s production office and residence, and found the marijuana. “Both Bharti Singh and her husband, Harsh Limbachiya, agreed to the use of marijuana,” said an NCB news release.
NCB officials have been targeting drug traffickers and users in recent months, since the investigation into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput shed light on the prevalence of drugs in certain sectors of the film industry.
In the past two months, more than 25 people, including actors Preetika Chauhan, film producer Firoz Nadiadwala’s wife, Shabina Saeed, Australian architect Paul Bartel, and South African citizen Agisilous Demetriades were arrested.
Area NCB Director Sameer Wankhede and his team also raided a site in Khar Danda and captured a 21-year-old man suspected of being a drug dealer and seized various drugs, including 15 drops of LSD, 40 grams of ganja and nitrazepam, a scheduled program. drug.
In the Bharti Singh case, sources said 86 grams of marijuana was a small amount and would likely result in a bond.
The amount of the penalty and the fine varies according to the crime. For many crimes, the penalty depends on the amount of drug involved, be it small, greater than small but less than the commercial quantity or commercial quantity. Small and commercial quantities of each drug are reported. The law defines up to one kg of marijuana as a small quantity and 20 kg or more as a commercial quantity. “Seized drugs fall under the definition of small quantity and attract a prison sentence for a period of one year with a fine or both and are tried by the trial court,” said attorney Ayaz Khan.

Times of India

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