Comic 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 persona was taken into custody after being questioned by the Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) for 15 hours. His spouse, Bharti Singh, was arrested on Saturday.
They’ve each been despatched to judicial custody until December 4, the particular public prosecutor stated.
Bharti Singh and Haarsh Limbachiyaa’s house in Mumbai was searched on Saturday by the anti-drugs bureau.
Officers stated a “small amount of hashish” (86.5 grams) was discovered from their house in an condo advanced in Andheri. They have been then taken to the company’s Mumbai workplace for questioning.
In keeping with the NCB, throughout questioning, Ms Bharti and Mr Limbachiyaa accepted that they use narcotic substances.
“Each Bharti Singh and her husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa accepted consuming ganja. Ms Singh was positioned underneath arrest underneath the Narcotic Medication and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act 1986,” the NCB launch learn.
The amount of medicine discovered on the couple’s house was not business however might nonetheless invite as much as 10 years in jail, in keeping with officers.
The NCB has been probing alleged drug use in Bollywood and the leisure business after the dying of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June on the premise of WhatsApp chats involving medicine.
In keeping with an NCB official, Ms Singh’s identify emerged throughout questioning of a drug peddler. On Saturday, the company additionally carried out searches at two different places in Mumbai, the official added.
Over the previous few months high Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Rakulpreet Singh and Shraddha Kapoor have all been questioned by the NCB as a part of its try to unravel the community of drug provide to celebrities.
Earlier this month actor Arjun Rampal’s house was searched, and each he and his girlfriend, Gabriella Demetriades, have been summoned for questioning.
Ms Demetriades’s brother, Agisialos Demetriades, a South African nationwide was additionally questioned and is at the moment within the company’s custody.
Earlier than that, the NCB had summoned movie producer Firoz Nadiadwala. A day earlier his spouse, Shabana Saeed, was arrested after investigators allegedly discovered 10 grams of marijuana at their Juhu house throughout a raid. Ms Saeed has since been launched on bail.
In September, the central company had arrested Mr Rajput’s girlfriend, actor Rhea Chakraborty, for allegedly procuring medicine for him. Her brother Showik, some workers of the late movie star and some others have been additionally arrested underneath varied sections of the NDPS Act, primarily based on the restoration of a small amount of marijuana.
Rhea Chakraborty and another accused are at the moment out on bail.