Mumbai: Comedian Bharti Singh's house searched by NCB

Updated: 21 November, 2020 18:57 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

According to a source, Bharti Singh and husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa were taken to the NCB zonal office in Mumbai for questioning

Comedian Bharti Singh brought to NCB office by officials. Pics/Suresh Karkera
Comedian Bharti Singh brought to NCB office by officials. Pics/Suresh Karkera

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Saturday searched the house of comedian Bharti Singh in Mumbai, according to news wire ANI. The NCB officials confirmed to Mid-day that multiple raids were being conducted in Andheri, Versova and Lokhandwala areas of Mumbai.

The NCB is understood to have recovered an unspecified quantity of Ganja in the raids led by Deputy Director Sameer Wankhede after a drug peddler revealed their names.

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According to a source, Bharti Singh and husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa were taken to the NCB zonal office in Mumbai for questioning.

"She and her husband both have been detained for questioning by NCB about possession of narcotics substances,” Sameer Wankhede, Zonal Director, NCB (Mumbai) told ANI.

HarshHaarsh Limbachiyaa brought to NCB office by officials. Pic: Suresh KK

On reaching the NCB offices, Bharti Singh briefly told mediapersons that they had been "called for some questioning".

Comedienne Bharti and Haarsh are noted comedians, television personalities hosting programmes, appearing in reality shows or serials.

The raid is part of the ongoing investigations into the Bollywood drugs case which the NCB is trying to unravel since the past three months.

On November 10, the NCB had conducted raid at actor Arjun Rampal's house. The raid was conducted for more than 8 hours and officials took Rampal's driver to the NCB office for questioning. The NCB officials carried out searches at his residence in Pali Hill and his office and seized some tablets banned under the NDPS Act.

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"During the search, some tablets banned under NDPS Act have been recovered from Rampal's home, and mobile phones, laptops, pen drives, and other electronic gadgets were also seized," an NCB official said. Later, the actor and his girlfriend, Gabriella Demetriades, were summoned for questioning.

Rampal was grilled for more than seven hours in connection with the drugs case linked to actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death. Speaking to the press after recording his statement, Rampal said that he had submitted a valid prescription for the tablets that were found at his house.

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Sources at NCB said that they were verifying the prescription submitted by Rampal because they didn't find it during the search at his house.

Since September till date, the NCB has arrested over 20 people, including Bollywood actress and Sushant's live-in partner Rhea Chakbraborty, now out on bail, her brother Showik and other film industry related persons, drug financers, suppliers or peddlers.

(With inputs from Faizan Khan)

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First Published: 21 November, 2020 12:03 IST

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