The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Saturday searched the house of famous comedian Bharti Singh and her husband Harsh in Mumbai and recovered some amount of cannabis. An NCB official summoned for questioning, following which Bharti Singh reached the NCB office on Saturday afternoon.
The NCB official said that the search has been conducted under investigation by NCB for alleged use of drugs in Bollywood. A team led by NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede searched Bharti Singh’s residence at Lokhandwala Complex in Andheri, based on specific information, the official said. A small amount of drugs has been recovered from his home. “Singh’s name came up during interrogation of a drug dealer,” he said. The official said that the agency is also conducting searches at two other locations in the metropolis.
Maharashtra: Comedian Bharti Singh and her husband Harsh Limbachiyaa arrive at Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) office in Mumbai.
NCB conducted raid at their residence, earlier today. pic.twitter.com/7nVuUKdq23
– ANI (@ANI) November 21, 2020
Bharti Singh has appeared in many comedy and reality shows on TV. NCB is investigating the alleged use of drugs in Bollywood after the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June. Earlier, the NCB also raided the house of actor Arjun Rampal and filmmaker Feroz Nadiadwala earlier this month in connection with drug investigations.
Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal was questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on November 13 for about 7 hours in a drug case. After NCB’s inquiry, Rampal had told reporters that I have nothing to do with drugs. I have the prescription of medicines which were found at my residence and the slip is being handed over to NCB officials.
NCB has arrested Rampal’s friend
Arjun Rampal’s foreign friend Paul Bartal was arrested by the NCB the next day after questioning on 12 November. Rampal and his partner Demetriades were summoned by the NCB after the actor’s investigation at his residence in Bandra. Rampal’s driver was also questioned by the agency along with confiscating electronic devices such as laptops, mobile phones and tablets. The NCB has initiated investigations into the cases of people involved in the Hindi film industry taking and possessing drugs on the basis of official information from the Enforcement Directorate (ED). During this time NCB has received many chats and it all started after the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.