Popular comedian, Bharti Singh has been arrested after questioning by the Narcotics Control Bureau in Mumbai on Saturday. Bharti and her husband, Harsh Limbachiyaa, were taken to the NCB's Mumbai office for questioning after the anti-drug agency recovered a "small quantity of cannabis" during a search of their home this morning.
"She (Bharti Singh) and her husband have been detained for questioning about possession of narcotics substances", Sameer Wankhede, one of the investigating officials, told ANI earlier.
According to another NCB official, quoted by PTI, Ms. Singh's name emerged during questioning of a drug peddler, a search of her home recovered a "small quantity of cannabis". The agency also carried out searches at two other locations in Mumbai, the official added.
Earlier this month, NCB raided actor Arjun Rampal's home, and after searching, both he and his girlfriend, Gabriella Demetriades, were summoned for questioning. While Demetriades was questioned over two days (for a total of 12 hours), Arjun Rampal was questioned for six hours last week.
As Arjun Rampal was leaving the agency's office in south Mumbai, he clarified that he was fully cooperating with the investigation and the substances found by the NCB at his residence were part of a prescription as he has nothing to do with drugs.