AGENCIES, Mumbai: Comedian Bharti Singh and her husband Harsh Limbachiyaa have been arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in Mumbai under NDPS Act on Saturday. They were taken to the NCB’s Mumbai office for questioning after the anti-drug agency recovered 86.5 grams of contraband during a search of their home this morning.
Visuals from outside their residence – an apartment complex in Andheri – showed Bharti being driven away in a red Mercedes, while Limbachiyaa was taken in a white NCB van.
“She (Bharti) and her husband have been detained for questioning about possession of narcotics substances,” Sameer Wankhede, one of the investigating officials, told news agency ANI earlier. Bharti will be produced in court on Sunday via video conferencing.
According to another NCB official, quoted by news agency PTI, Bharti’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.