Comedian Bharti Singh’s husband, Haarsh Limbachiyaa, has been arrested after being questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau for 15 hours. The 33-year-old was taken in custody hours after his wife’s arrest on Saturday.
Ms Singh and her husband, Haarsh Limbachiyaa, were taken to the NCB’s Mumbai office for questioning after the anti-drug agency recovered a “small quantity of cannabis” during a search of their home on Saturday morning.
“She (Ms Singh) 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.
According to another NCB official, quoted by news agency PTI, Ms Singh’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.
The raids come amid an expanding probe – which began with inquiries into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June – into alleged drug use by members of the entertainment industry.