During questioning of a drug peddler by NCB, a drug peddler revealed the name of Bharti Singh that is the theory so far emerged in news. The agency carried out prompt searches at two other locations in Mumbai. The raids come amid an expanding probe – which began with inquiries into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June – into alleged drug use by members of the entertainment industry. Comedian Bharti Singh’s husband, Haarsh Limbachiyaa, was arrested Sunday morning after being questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for 15 hours. The 33-year-old was taken in custody hours after his wife’s arrest on Saturday. Bharti and her husband, Haarsh Limbachiyaa, were taken to the NCB’s Mumbai office for questioning after the anti-drug agency recovered a “small quantity of cannabis” (86.5 grams) during a search of their home on Saturday morning. According to the anti-drugs agency NCB, Bharti and Limbachiyaa accepted that they use narcotic substances.
Singh has appeared in many comedy and reality shows on TV. She has also hosted a few such shows. Recently, most of the comedians made fun of Arnab’s style of anchoring. The entertainment industry believes that they are nabbing comedians in reaction to their mocking Arnab, many even believe that these people are picked so that Kunal Kamra, another comedian’s drug links to get established and somehow he comes in net. This is the latest in a series of raids conducted at residences of big names associated with Bollywood. Actor Arjun Rampal and film producer Firoz Nadiadwala were also raided by the agency earlier this month in connection with a drugs probe.
The NCB launched an investigation into the consumption and possession of drugs by people in the Hindi film industry after it received official communication from the Enforcement Directorate (ED), in which there were various chats related to drug consumption, procurement, usage and transportation in connection with actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. Rhea Chakraborty, Rajput’s girlfriend, was arrested on September 9 and subsequently released on bail by the bureau after she spent nearly a month in jail on charges of procuring drugs for him.