Comedian Bharti Singh has been arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). According to NDTV’s report, the comedian was arrested after being interrogated for several hours. Earlier today Bharti’s Mumbai home was raided by NCB who recovered a ‘small quantity of cannabis’. As per the NCB officials quoted by PTI, Bharti Singh’s name emerged during questioning of a drug peddler and hence her house was raided. The officials also shared that they searched two other places in Mumbai.
According to ANI, NCB raided both the production house and house of the comedian. It is also reported that officials found 86.5 gms of Ganja from the two places. Bharti and her husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa have both accepted to the consumption of drugs. While Bharti has been arrested, Haarsh is still being examined.
The anti-drugs agency has been conducting searches after many celebrities came under their radar in connection with the drug probe triggered by the death of Sushant Singh Rajput. Raids have been carried out at the flats of Sanam Johar, Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal and producer Firoz Nadiadwala.
After the raid at his house, Arjun and his girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades were summoned for questioning. Gabriella’s brother Agisialos Demetriades has been arrested twice over alleged drugs links. Talking about the substances found at his house, Arjun said, “I am fully cooperating with the investigation. I have nothing to do with drugs. The medicine found at my residence was prescribed. The prescription has been found and handed over.”
TV couple Sanam Johar and Abigail Pande were also booked for drug consumption by NCB. It was reported that Abigail took the names of Sara Khan and Angad Hasija during questioning.
On the work front, Bharti is one of the most popular comedians in the TV industry. She is currently part of The Kapil Sharma Show as ‘Lalli’ and hosted reality show ‘India’s Best Dancer’ with her husband.