Bharti Singh: Indian comedian arrested after cannabis found in raid.
MUMBAI: Comedian Bharatiya Singh was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Saturday after seizing cannabis in a village on the outskirts of Andheri.
The NCB raided Singh’s home and office this morning as part of an investigation into suspected drug use in the Hindi film industry.
A team led by Central Agency Area Director Sameer Wankhede searched Singh’s residence in the Lokhandwala complex and his one-track production house.
The publication further stated that 86.5 grams of cannabis was recovered during the investigation.
“Ms. Bharti Singh and her husband Harsh Lambachia have both admitted to using cannabis. The NCB press release further said that Bharti Singh was arrested under the Narcotic and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) and Mr Lambachia was being questioned.
An NCB official said the money allegedly confiscated from the Sangh’s property was considered a “small amount” under the law.
Up to one thousand grams of baldness is considered a small amount, which can result in imprisonment for up to six months and / or a fine of ten thousand rupees. Possession of a commercial quantity – 20 kg or more – can result in imprisonment for up to 20 years. For a moderate amount, this fine is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
“Singh’s name came to light during the interrogation of the drug dealer,” he added.
The agency also investigated two other locations in the metropolis, the official said.
Bharti Singh has appeared in many comedy and reality shows on television. It has also hosted some of these shows.
The NCB had in June investigated the alleged drug use in Bollywood following the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput based on WhatsApp drug chats.
The central authority had earlier arrested Rajput’s fiance, actress Riya Chakraborty, her brother Shouk, some employees of the late movie star and many others under various provisions of the NDPS Act.
Riya Chakraborty and several other defendants are currently out on bail.
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