Bharti Singh, husband in judicial custody till Dec 4

Bharti Singh, husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa sent to judicial custody till December 4

They were arrested under the provisions of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act

Comedian Bharti Singh is taken by Narcotics Control Bureau officers for medical examination. Credit: PTI Photo

Caught with marijuana in their home during a raid by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), celebrity couple – comedian Bharti Singh and screenwriter Haarsh Limbachyaa were sent to judicial custody on Sunday.

A Magistrate Court in Mumbai sent them to judicial custody for a fortnight till December 4.

However, after the remand, they immediately applied for bail which would be heard on Monday.

While Bharti was arrested on Saturday evening, her husband Haarsh was placed under arrest in the wee hours of Sunday.

During the weekend swoop at their residence, 86.5 grams of cannabis was seized by NCB sleuths.

“Both Bharti Singh and Haarsh Limbachiyaa have accepted consumption of ganja,” said NCB Mumbai unit’s Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede.

Bharti (36) and Haarsh (33) are among the leading couples in India’s TV industry and are currently hosting India’s Best Dancer on Sony Entertainment Television.

Bharti has been part of numerous comedy shows – and is now part of The Kapil Sharma Show Season 2 and Funhit Me Jaari.

Haarsh is a screenwriter and producer and has written the shows Comedy Circus Ke Tansen, Comedy Nights Bachao and Comedy Nights Live. He also wrote dialogues for the film on PM Narendra Modi and lyrics for the title track of the film Malang. He has also created, produced and hosted Khatra Khatra Khatra and Hum Tum Aur Quarantine.

The arrest of the couple by NCB is part of the probe to unravel the entertainment industry-drug cartel nexus.

Among the celebrities questioned earlier include Arjun Rampal, Deepika Padukone, Rakul Preet Singh, Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan.

The NCB is carrying out two investigations – one into the drug angle vis-à-vis Sushant Singh Rajput and the other the larger Bollywood-drug cartel nexus.

Nearly 25 persons –including Sushant’s live-in partner Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik --- were arrested.   Subsequently, Rhea was granted conditional bail by the Bombay High Court.