Comedian Bharti Singh’s husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa was arrested on Sunday morning over allegations of possession and use of marijuana. The 33-year-old screenwriter, producer, and TV persona were taken into custody after being questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for 15 hours. His wife, Bharti Singh, was arrested on Saturday.
They have both been sent to judicial custody until December 4, the special public prosecutor mentioned.
Bharti Singh and Haarsh Limbachiyaa‘s residence in Mumbai was searched on Saturday by the anti-drugs bureau.
Officers mentioned a “small amount of hashish” (86.5 grams) was discovered from their residence in an apartment advanced in Andheri. They had been then taken to the company’s Mumbai workplace for questioning.
In line with the NCB, throughout the questioning, Ms. Bharti and Mr. Limbachiyaa accepted that they use narcotic substances.
“Each Bharti Singh and her husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa accepted consuming ganja. Ms. Singh was positioned below arrest below the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act 1986,” the NCB launch learn.
The number of drugs found on the couple’s house was not industrial however may nonetheless invite as much as 10 years in jail, according to officers.
The NCB has been probing alleged drug use in Bollywood and the leisure trade after the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June on the idea of WhatsApp chats involving drugs.
In line with an NCB official, Ms. Singh’s name emerged throughout questioning of a drug peddler. On Saturday, the company additionally carried out searches at two different areas in Mumbai, the official added.
Over a previous couple of months, top Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Rakulpreet Singh, and Shraddha Kapoor have all been questioned by the NCB as a part of its try and unravel the community of drug provided to celebrities.
Earlier this month actor Arjun Rampal’s residence was searched, and each he and his girlfriend, Gabriella Demetriades, had been summoned for questioning.
Ms. Demetriades’s brother, Agisialos Demetriades, a South African national was additionally questioned and is at the moment within the agency’s custody.
Earlier than that, the NCB had summoned movie producer Firoz Nadiadwala. A day earlier his spouse, Shabana Saeed, was arrested after investigators allegedly discovered 10 grams of marijuana at their Juhu residence throughout a raid. Ms. Saeed has since been launched on bail.
In September, the central company had arrested Mr. Rajput’s girlfriend, actor Rhea Chakraborty, for allegedly procuring drugs for him. Her brother Showik, some staff of the late movie star, and a few others had been additionally arrested below varied sections of the NDPS Act, based mostly on the restoration of a small amount of marijuana.
Rhea Chakraborty and another accused are at the moment out on bail.