The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Saturday conducted a raid at comedian Bharti Singh and her husband Haarsh Limbachiyya’s apartment in Mumbai in connection with the alleged drug probe. According to NCB sources, it has been learned that both Bharti and Haarsh consume drugs. After getting secret information and a tip-off from drug peddlers, the NCB officials landed at Bharti Singh’s house. The search operation is currently underway.
This comes after actor Arjun Rampal was questioned by the NCB in a drug-related probe for around seven hours last week. The NCB, which also questioned Rampal’s partner Gabriella Demetriades twice, also arrested his friend Paul Bartel. Rampal, 47, had been summoned in the case related to alleged drug use in the Hindi film industry.
In mid-October, 30-year-old South African national Agisilaos Demetriades, brother of Gabriella, was arrested from Lonavala. The resort in which he was staying with his fiancee was raided and 0.8 gm of charas were recovered from him.
Bharti and her husband Haarsh are currently hosting India’s Best Dancer, which airs on Sony TV channel. The show is judged by Geeta Kapur, Malaika Arora, and Terence Lewis.
Narcotics Control Bureau conducts a raid at the residence of comedian Bharti Singh in Mumbai: NCB#Maharashtra
— ANI (@ANI) November 21, 2020
Bharti and Haarsh got married on December 3, 2017, in Goa. Several telly celebrities attended the starry wedding and reception of the cute couple.
The duo featured together on dance reality show Nach Baliye 8. They had also worked in a number of comedy shows which had Haarsh on board as the scriptwriter and Bharti as the performer.
The ongoing NCB action is the outcome of the probe into the celebrity drugs angle that has emerged prominently after the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput on June 14, 2020.