21 Nov 2020
Comedian Bharti Singh arrested by NCB in drugs case
Comedian Bharti Singh has been arrested after questioning by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in Mumbai.
Bharti and her husband, Harsh Limbachiyaa, were taken to the agency's office following a search of their home earlier in the day.
The search was conducted in connection with an ongoing drugs probe related to actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death in June.
Here are more details on this.
Marijuana found at comedian's residence: Reports
Reportedly, an undisclosed quantity of marijuana or "ganja" has also been recovered from Bharti and Harsh's residence.
Bharti is popular for her comedy acts on The Kapil Sharma Show.
She has also featured in reality shows like Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and Nach Baliye, among others.
She got married to Harsh on December 3, 2017. The couple currently hosts India's Best Dancer on Sony TV.
Earlier, Arjun Rampal was summoned by NCB
Earlier this month, NCB had raided actor Arjun Rampal and his partner Gabriella Demetriades's house in the anti-drugs probe, after which both of them were summoned for questioning by the agency.
While Gabriella was questioned over two days, Arjun was questioned for six hours last week.
Last month, Gabriella's brother Agisialos Demetriades was arrested for his alleged links with drug peddlers.
NCB also searched producer Firoz Nadiadwala's house
Producer Firoz Nadiadwala's residence was also recently searched by the NCB, and around 10 grams of cannabis was allegedly found there.
After the raid, NCB arrested his wife Shabana Saeed under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
Shabana was later granted bail by a Mumbai court.
Nadiadwala was also questioned by the anti-drugs agency.
Sushant Singh Rajput's death and drugs probe
On June 14, actor Sushant Singh Rajput died at his Mumbai residence, allegedly by suicide.
Following demands by his fans across the country, the case was handed over to three central agencies, including Central Bureau of Investigation and NCB.
After NCB launched a probe into the matter, names of many popular film personalities came to the fore.
Many Bollywood stars got involved in the drugs case
NCB earlier arrested Sushant's girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik and others over allegations of drug abuse.
While Rhea was granted bail last month, her brother is still in prison.
Apart from them, actors Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Rakul Preet Singh, Shraddha Kapoor and others were also grilled by the investigating agency in the matter.