Drugs Case: After Bharti Singh, husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa arrested by NCB

Updated: 22 November, 2020 14:28 IST | ANI | Mumbai

The comedian was arrested on Saturday as per the provisions of the NDPS Act 1986.

Haarsh Limbachiyaa | Pic: Soorya Karkera
Haarsh Limbachiyaa | Pic: Soorya Karkera

Husband of comedian Bharti Singh, Haarsh Limbachiyaa, was arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Sunday for possession and consumption of Cannabis.

NCB began questioning of Haarsh Limbachiya on Saturday and that ended in the early morning hours today.

The comedian was arrested on Saturday as per the provisions of the NDPS Act 1986.

Read: Comic Bharti Singh arrested for ganja consumption

Both Bharti and her husband have accepted consumption of Ganja, NCB said in a statement.

NCB on Saturday raided the production office and house of comedian Bharti Singh and from both the places 86.5 gms of ganja was recovered.

Bharti and her husband Haarsh are produced in holiday court, the NCB has invoked section 27A of NDPS act against Haarsh which deals with  financing illicit traffic and harbouring offenders. The same section was also invoked against Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty. The NCB is to judicial custody for Bharti and police custody for her husband.

NCB had earlier raided a place in Khar Danda area and nabbed a trafficker aged 21 years with various drugs including 15 blots of LSD (commercial quantity), ganja (40 grams), and Nitrazepam (psychotropic medicines). In follow up and in corroboration with previous inputs, NCB raided the production office and house of comedian Bharti Singh.

Also Read: Mumbai: Comedian Bharti Singh's house searched by NCB

This comes as the probe, which began from the drug case in connection with the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, continues to expand to the alleged drug abuse by Bollywood celebrities.

Notably, a raid was also conducted at the residence of actor Arjun Rampal, after which he and his girlfriend were summoned by the NCB for questioning in the matter.

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First Published: 22 November, 2020 09:12 IST

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