Comedian Bharti Singh was on Saturday arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) after being questioned by the agency in connection with drug-related issue.
The agency said that 86.5 grams of cannabis were recovered from Singh’s house when NCB sleuths conducted raid there. “Both Bharti and her husband Harsh Limbachiya accepted consumption of Ganja. While Bharti Singh has been arrested, the examination of Harsh Limbachiya is underway,” news agency ANI quoted NCB officials as saying.
Earlier the couple was questioned by NCB on Saturday. A raid was conducted at her house in Mumbai by the NCB. The search was conducted as part of the ongoing probe by the NCB into alleged drug use in the entertainment industry, an official of the agency had said. Singh has appeared in many comedy and reality shows on TV. She has also hosted a few such shows.
The NCB started an investigation into the consumption and possession of drugs by people in the Hindi film industry after it received official communication from the ED office, in which there were various chats related to drug consumption, usage and transportation in connection with actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.
Rhea Chakraborty, Rajput’s girlfriend, was arrested on September 9 and subsequently released on bail by the bureau after she spent nearly a month in jail on charges of consumption of drugs.