The Addl. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate at Esplanade, Mumbai granted conditional bail to Bharti Singh and husband Harsh Limbachiyaa on Monday upon furnishing bail bond of Rs. 15,000/- each.
The couple was arrested on Saturday and produced before the vacation Magistrate at Esplanade yesterday, where the Court remanded them to judicial custody till December 4.
The NCB had arrested Bharti Singh and Husband Harsh Limbachiyaa on Saturday after allegedly finding drugs in their house and after interrogation.
The NCB had sought custody of Bharti Singh and Husband Harsh Limbachiyaa for 13 days viz till December 4, 2020, on the belief that he was procuring the drugs which the pair was consuming and the investigation was at a nascent stage.
NCB had carried out a raid in the production house of Limbachiyaa and recovered certain grams of drugs. On further probe, they carried out a raid in the residential house of Singh and Limbachiyaa where they recovered certain amount of drugs and certain unaccounted cash.
After Singh made a voluntary statement during the raid about consumption of drugs and on account of the drugs recovered, NCB arrested Singh and her husband on Saturday.
NCB sought for custody on the ground that “the investigation of the present case is in initial stage and the revelations made by the Respondents are to be verified.“
The couple was produced by NCB before the vacation Magistrate.
The Court recorded the following while remanding them to judicial custody:
- The quantities allegedly in possession of the couple were in small quantities.
- The punishment for the offences alleged against them was imprisonment for up to a year.
- The evidence on record only proved that there was consumption involved and not peddling of drugs.