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By: Express News Service | Mumbai |

Updated: November 22, 2020 4:17:56 am

Bharti Singh, cannabis, Bharti Singh news, Bharti Singh arrest, Bharti Singh husbandBharti Singh at the NCB office in Mumbai Saturday. (Express photo: Ganesh Shirsekar)

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested comedian Bharti Singh (36) on Saturday and seized 86.5 grams of ganja from the home and office in Andheri West she shares with her husband, the screenwriter Haarsh Limbachiyaa (33).

The agency acted against the duo after arresting a 21-year-old drug peddler in Khar Danda early on Saturday morning and seizing 40 grams of ganja, 15 LSD dots and Nitrazepam tablets, a controlled medication used to treat insomnia and anxiety, from his possession.

Following the drug peddler’s questioning, NCB’s Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede led searches at Singh’s home and office a few hours later. The agency seized a total of 86.5 grams of ganja from both locations. “Both Singh and her husband accepted the consumption of ganja,” said an NCB official.

The couple was served a summons and arrived for questioning at the NCB’s office in Ballard Pier on Saturday afternoon. Late on Saturday evening, the agency announced that it had placed Singh under arrest, while continuing to examine Limbachiya.

The agency registered…

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