Famous comedian of the popular the Kapil Sharma show, Bharti Singh has been arrested by the NCB in Mumbai. Following a raid at the actor’s residence, the NCB officials recovered a little amount of cannabis. The actor was arrested after the officials found the banned drug in their house.
“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.
With the probe in late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s murder case, Ms Barti’s name too figured during questioning of a drug peddler. This led to search of their hose by the NCB officials. The agency also carried out searches at two other locations in Mumbai, the official added.
Earlier this month actor Arjun Rampal’s home was searched, and both he and his girlfriend, Gabriella Demetriades, were summoned for questioning.
Ms Demetriades was questioned over two days (for a total of 12 hours) while Mr Rampal was questioned for six hours last week. As he was leaving the agency’s office in south Mumbai, he clarified that the substances found by the NCB at his residence were part of a prescription.
“I am fully cooperating with the investigation. I have nothing to do with drugs. The medicine found at my residence was prescribed. The prescription has been found and handed over,” he said.
The NCB had earlier also arrested Paul Bartel, an Australian architect whose name emerged as an alleged supplier after the questioning of Agisialos Demetriades – a South African national who is Ms Demetriades’s brother and is currently in the agency’s custody.
Mr Bartel was granted bail on Thursday. According to news agency PTI, the special court that granted him relief observed there was no “substantial material” to prove wrongdoing on his part.