The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested comedian Bharti Singh on Saturday following the seizure of ganja (cannabis) at her home in the suburb of Andheri, an official said

BCN searched Bharti Singh’s home and office in the morning as part of its investigation into suspected drug use in the Hindi film industry A team led by Sameer Wankhede, the area director of the central agency, carried out a search of Singh’s residence at the Lokhandwala complex as well as his production house on the basis of information, according to a statement

He recovered 865 grams of ganja during the search, the statement added “Ms. Bharti Singh and her husband Harsh Limbachiya both accepted the consumption of ganja Bharti Singh was placed under arrest under the Law on narcotics and psychotropic substances (NDPS) and the examination of M Limbachiya is ongoing, ”added the NCB statement.

Quantity allegedly seized from Bharti Singh’s possession is considered “small quantity” under the law, as opposed to “commercial quantity,” NCB official said

Up to 1,000 grams of ganja is considered a small amount, resulting in a prison sentence of up to six months and / or a fine of Rs 10,000 Possession of a commercial quantity – 20 kg or more – can lead to up to 20 years in prison For the intermediate quantity, the penalty can be up to 10 years in prison

“Singh’s name came up during the interrogation of a drug dealer,” he added. The agency also searched two other places in the metropolis, the official said

Bharti Singh has appeared in many comedies and reality shows She has also hosted a few such shows

BCN investigated suspected drug use in Bollywood after actor Sushant Singh Rajput died in June based on WhatsApp threads involving drugs The central agency previously arrested Rajput’s girlfriend, actress Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik, some of the movie star’s employees and a few others under various sections of the NDPS law.

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