Comedian Bharti Singh was on Saturday arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) after being questioned by the agrncy in connection with drug-related probe. The agency said that 86.5 grammes of cannabis was recovered from Singh’s house when NCB sleuths conducted raid there. “Both Bharti and her husband Harsh Limbachiya accepted consumption of Ganja. While Bharti Singh has been arrested, the examination of Harsh Limbachiya is underway,” news agncy ANI quoted NCB officials as saying. The couple was question by the NCB on Saturday. A raid was conducted at her house in Mumbai by the NCB. The search was conducted as part of the ongoing probe by the NCB into alleged drug use in the entertainment industry, an official of the agency had said.
Bharti is popularly known for her comedy stints in ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’. She has also participated in several reality shows including ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’, ‘Nach Baliye’, and others. Bharti Singh got married to Haarsh Limabchiyaa on December 3, 2017, and the couple is currently hosting ‘India’s Best Dancer’ on Sony TV. Several other actors including Sanam Johar, Abigail Pande, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Rampal among others have been questioned before on the basis of Whatsapp chats involving drugs 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. The central agency had earlier arrested Rajput’s girlfriend, actress Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik, some employees of the late filmstar and a few others under various sections of the NDPS Act.