Comedian Bharti Singh and her husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa granted bail by a Special NDPS court in Mumbai. They were arrested after an NCB raid found illegal drugs at their house in Mumbai.
The magistrates court granted bail to the couple on a bond of Rs 15,000 each.
On Sunday, they were produced before the magistrate's court which remanded them in judicial custody till December 4. The couple then filed bail pleas through their advocate Ayaz Khan which were posted for hearing on Monday.
Singh and Limbachiyaa were booked under sections 20(b)(ii)(A) (involves small quantity of drugs) and 8(c) (possession of drugs) and 27 (consumption of drugs) of the NDPS Act.
"Under these sections, the punishment is six months to one year. This is not a case where the accused needs to be kept behind bars. I am surprised that the NCB is taking such an action of arrest in cases where the quantity (seized) is less than the prescribed small quantity. The NCB mandate is larger than this," the couple's advocate Ayaz Khan told PTI.
Acting on a tip-off, the NCB on Saturday conducted search at Singh's office and residence as part of its probe into the alleged drug use in the entertainment industry.
Up to 1,000 gm of ganja is considered small quantity, which attracts jail term up to six months and/or fine of Rs 10,000. Possession of commercial quantity , 20 kg or more, can attract up to 20 years in jail. For the quantity in between, the punishment can be as much as 10 years in jail.