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 personality was taken into custody after being questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for 15 hours. His wife, Bharti Singh, was arrested on Saturday. Bharti Singh and Haarsh Limbachiyaa's home in Mumbai was searched on Saturday by the anti-drugs bureau. Officials said a "small quantity of cannabis" (86.5 grams) was found from their home in an apartment complex in Andheri. They were then taken to the agency's Mumbai office for questioning. According to the NCB, during questioning, Ms Bharti and Mr Limbachiyaa accepted that they use narcotic substances. The quantity of drugs found at the couple's home was not commercial but could still invite up to 10 years in jail, according to officials.
Mumbai: Comedian Bharti Singh & her husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa being taken to hospital for medical examination. They have been arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). #Maharashtrahttps://t.co/vutDGJ6NsSpic.twitter.com/EuSYkGovpq— ANI (@ANI) November 22, 2020
The two were recently spotted leaving the NCB office. Sameer Wankhede, Zonal Director of NCB (Mumbai) told the ANI that charges of consumption of drugs have been invoked against Bharti Singh. The duo have been taken to the hospital for medical examination. According to an NCB official, Ms Singh's name emerged during questioning of a drug peddler. On Saturday, the agency also carried out searches at two other locations in Mumbai, the official added. Several other actors including Sanam Johar, Abigail Pande, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Rampal among others have been questioned. 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.