NCB arrests comedian Bharti Singh; ganja recovered from production office, home
Nov 22 2020
The raids are the latest in the series of those conducted at the residences of big names associated with Bollywood. As part of the ongoing investigation, the NCB on November 21 conducted a raid at comedian Bharti Singh'sMumbai residence.
ANI reported: NCB raided production office & house of comedian Bharti Singh & from both the places 86.5 gms of Ganja was recovered. Following a raid at her Mumbai residence, a small quantity of cannabis was found in her possession.
Bharti and Harsh were detained and taken for investigations to the NCB offices in south Mumbai in separate vehicles where they were being questioned.
Since September till date, the NCB has arrested over 20 persons including Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty, now on bail, her brother Showik and other film industry related persons, drug financiers, suppliers or peddlers, including some foreigners.
Trouble is mounting for Comedian Bharti Singh. Bharti also hosts the popular dance reality show India's Best Dancer on Sony TV, whose grand finale is scheduled to be held this weekend.
Bharti and Haarsh got married on December 3, 2017, in Goa.
The quantity allegedly seized from Singh's possession is considered as "small quantity" under the act, as against "commercial quantity", an NCB official said. They had also worked in a number of comedy shows which had Haarsh on board as the scriptwriter and Bharti as the performer.
The investigating agency is carrying out raids to nab the drug peddlers following Sushant Singh Rajput's mysterious death on June 14, this year.