Comedienne Bharti Singh has been arrested under the NDPS Act after the Narcotics Control Bureau raided her house and production office in connection to the on-going drug case in Bollywood. The agency recovered 86.5 gms of Ganja from them. Bharti and Haarsh have accepted consumption of Ganja. Bharti has been arrested while interrogation of Haarsh is underway. As per reports, she will appear before court tomorrow.
Sameer Wankhede, Zonal Director, NCB said in a press statement, “NCB raided in KharDanda area and nabbed a trafficker aged 21 years with various drugs including 15 blots of LSD (commercial quantity) , ganja (40 gm) and Nitrazepam (psychotropic medicines). In follow up and in corroboration with previous inputs NCB raided two another places on November 21, including production office and House of Actor/ comedianne Ms Bharti Singh and from both the places 86.5 gms of Ganja was recovered.”
He further added, “Both Ms Bharti Singh and her husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa accepted consumption of Ganja. Ms Bharti Singh was placed under arrest as per the provisions of NDPS Act 1986 and examination of Harsh Limbachiyaa is underway. Furthermore in a follow up of MD seizure in Crime no. 33/2020, NCB team apprehended two absconders also.”
This is the latest in a series of raids conducted at residences of big names associated with Bollywood. Previous to Bharti and Harsh, Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh were summoned for interrogation in the drug case. Arjun Rampal's and producer Firoz Nadiadwala's residences were also raided by NCB. Arjun's girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades' brother Agisilaos Demetriades was arrested and sent to judicial custody in the case.