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Comedian Bharti Singh,Husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa Arrested In Drug Case After Questioning
in September, the central agency had arrested Mr Rajput's girlfriend, actor Rhea Chakraborty, for allegedly procuring drugs for him
Comedian Bharti Singh, Husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa Arrested In Drug Case After Questioning
New Delhi: On Sunday morning Comedian Bharti Singh's husband, Haarsh Limbachiyaa was arrested in the morning in connection with the alleged possession and consumption of marijuana.
The 33-year-old old screenwriter, producer, and TV personality Haarsh Lumbachiyaa was taken in custody after being questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau for 15 hours straight. On Saturday his wife Bharti Singh was arrested.
Ms. Singh and her husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa have been taken for a routine medical examination.
The couple's residence on Saturday in an apartment complex in Andheri was searched and the anti-drug agency recovered a "small quantity of cannabis" (86.5 grams). They were then taken to the NCB's Mumbai office for questioning.
As per the NCB during the questioning, Ms. Bharti and Mr. Limbachiyaa accepted consuming ganja. Ms. Singh was placed under arrest under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act 1986," the NCB release read.
However, the amount of drugs found at the couple's home was not commercial but could invite a maximum punishment of upto 10 years in jail.
In Bollywood, the NCB has been probing alleged drug use after the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June on the basis of WhatsApp chats involving drugs.
As per the NCB officials,Ms Singh's name emerged during the questioning of the drug peddler. The agency on Saturday also carried out searches at two other locations in Mumbai, added the officials.
Over the last few months, top Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Rakulpreet Singh, and Shraddha Kapoor have all been questioned by the NCB as part of its attempt to unravel the network of drug supply to celebrities.
Also, earlier this month actor Arjun Rampal's home was searched and both he and his girlfriend, Gabriella Demetriades, were summoned for questioning.
Ms. Demetriades's brother, Agisialos Demetriades, a South African national was also questioned and is currently in the agency's custody.