Comedian Bharti Singh’s husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa was arrested after being questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau for 15 hours. The 33-year-old was taken into custody hours after his wife’s arrest on Saturday.
Ms Singh and her husband, Haarsh Limbachiyaa, were taken to the BCN office in Mumbai for questioning after the anti-drug agency recovered a “small amount of cannabis” during a search of their home on Saturday morning.
“She (Ms. Singh) and her husband were arrested for questioning about drug possession,” Sameer Wankhede, one of the investigators, told ANI news agency earlier.
According to another NCB official, quoted by the PTI news agency, Ms. Singh’s name appeared during the interrogation of a drug dealer; a search of his home resulted in the recovery of a “small quantity of cannabis”. The agency also searched two other locations in Mumbai, the official added.
The raids come amid an expanding investigation – which began with investigations into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June – into suspected drug use by members of the entertainment industry.