Comedian Bharti arrested by NCB in drugs case after confession, recovery of cannabis


Popular comedian Bharti Singh has been arrested after a round of questioning by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and recovery of drugs from her residence during a raid.

Bharti Singh and husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa have been arrested in the ongoing drugs probe. (Image: Yogen Shah)

Popular comedian Bharti Singh has been arrested after a round of questioning by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and recovery of drugs from her residence during a raid.

Bharti will be produced before the court on Sunday. Bharti will be kept in custody at the NCB office for tonight.

Both Bharti Singh and her husband have confessed to having consumed cannabis (ganja) apart from the anti-drugs bureau recovering drugs.

NCB on Saturday conducted a search at the residence of Bharti Singh and her husband Harsh in Mumbai and recovered a small quantity of cannabis from the house.

The search was conducted as part of the ongoing probe by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) into alleged drug use in the entertainment industry.

On Saturday, NCB arrested a 21-year-old drug trafficker in possession of various drugs including LSD in commercial quantity, ganja and nitrazepam (psychotropic medicines) from Khar Danda area.

The NCB said in a statement, “In follow up and in corroboration with previous inputs, NCB raided two places on 21.11.2020 including production office and house of actor-comedian Ms Bharti Singh and from both the places, 86.5 gms of ganja was recovered.”

“Both Ms Bharti Singh and her husband Harsh Limbachiya accepted consumption of ganja. Ms Bharti Singh was placed under arrest as per the provisions of NDPS Act 1986 and examination of Shri Harsh Limbachiya is underway,” the NCB has said.

Bharti Singh has appeared in many comedy and reality shows on TV. She has also hosted a few such shows. The NCB has been probing the alleged drug use in Bollywood after the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June on the basis of WhatsApp chats involving drugs.



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