NCB in Bollywood Drug Case: After Comedian Bharti Singh, her husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa has been arrested on Sunday morning over the allegations of possession and use of marijuana. A court in Mumbai sends comedian Bharti Singh and her husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa to 14-day judicial custody till December 4, in connection with the seizure of ganja from their residence.
The 33-year-old screenwriter, producer, and TV personality Haarsh Limbachiyaa was taken into custody after being questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for over 15 hours.
His wife, Bharti Singh, was arrested on Saturday. The anti-drugs bureau raided Bharti Singh and Haarsh Limbachiyaa’s residence in Mumbai on Saturday.
As per the reports, a “small quantity of cannabis” (86.5 grams) was found from their home in an apartment complex in Andheri. Afterward, the duo was taken to the agency’s Mumbai office for questioning.
During the questioning, Bharti and Limbachiyaa have accepted that they use narcotic substances.
“Both Bharti Singh and her husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa accepted consuming ganja. Singh was placed under arrest under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act 1986,” the NCB release read.
According to the officials, the exact number of drugs found at the couple’s residence was not commercial but likely to invite up to 10 years in jail.
The NCB has been investigating the alleged Bollywood drug case after the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June on the basis of WhatsApp chats involving drugs.
Singh’s name emerged during the questioning of a drug peddler after which the agency carried out searches at two other locations in Mumbai, the official added.