Updated: November 21, 2020 10:04:25 pm
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Saturday arrested comedian Bharti Singh following seizure of ganja (cannabis) from her home in suburban Andheri, an official mentioned.
The NCB searched Bharti Singh’s home and workplace within the morning as a part of its probe into alleged drug use within the Hindi movie trade. A group led by Sameer Wankhede, the central company’s zonal director, carried out a search at Singh’s residence at Lokhandwala Complex in addition to her manufacturing home based mostly on a tip-off, a launch mentioned.
It recovered 86.5 grams of ganja in the course of the search, the discharge added. “Both Ms Bharti Singh and her husband Harsh Limbachiya accepted consumption of ganja. Bharti Singh was placed under arrest under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and examination of Mr Limbachiya is underway,” the NCB launch added.
The amount allegedly seized from Bharti Singh’s possession is taken into account as “small quantity” beneath the act, as in opposition to “commercial quantity”, an NCB official mentioned.
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