Comedian Bharti Singh’s Home Browsed By Anti-Drugs Agency: Report
Comedian Bharti Singh and her spouse implicated by the NCB of taking drugs (File)
Comedian Bharti Singh’s Mumbai home is being robbed by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), according to a report by news agency ANI on Saturday early morning. Sources within the company stated Ms Singh and her husband have actually been implicated of consuming prohibited compounds.
The raids come in the middle of a broadening probe – which began with queries into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June – into declared substance abuse by members of the show business.
Previously 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 2 days(for an overall of 12 hours) while Mr Rampal was questioned for six hours recently. As he was leaving the agency’s office in south Mumbai, he clarified that the compounds discovered by the NCB at his residence belonged to a prescription.
” I am totally working together with the investigation. I have nothing to do with drugs. The medication found at my house was recommended. The prescription has been discovered and handed over,” he said.
The NCB had actually earlier likewise apprehended Paul Bartel, an Australian designer whose name emerged as an alleged supplier after the questioning of Agisialos Demetriades – a South African nationwide who is Ms Demetriades’s sibling and is presently in the company’s custody.
Mr Bartel was given bail on Thursday. According to news firm PTI, the special court that granted him relief observed there was no “significant material” to prove misbehavior on his part.
Prior to that the NCB had actually likewise summoned movie manufacturer Firoz Nadiadwala. A day previously his better half, Shabana Saeed, was arrested after detectives apparently found 10 grams of marijuana at their home in Mumbai’s Juhu throughout a raid. Ms Saeed has considering that been released on bail.
The Nadiadwala residence had actually been browsed following the arrest of drug peddler Wahid Abdul Kadir Shaikh in Andheri a couple of days prior to that. As the agency tracked Shaikh’s clients, links to Ms Saeed, who apparently acquired 10 grams of the contraband from him, emerged, the NCB said.
Over the last few months top Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Rakulpreet Singh and Shraddha Kapoor have all been questioned by the NCB. The firm has said this is part of its attempt to unwind a network of supply of drugs to stars.
The drugs angle in Sushant Rajput’s death was flagged after texts about the purchase of banned substances were allegedly found on his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty’s phone.
Ms Chakraborty, her bro Showik, 2 of Sushant Singh Rajput’s workers and a couple of others were jailed for apparently organizing drugs for the 34- year-old actor.
After almost a month in prison, Ms Chakraborty, who is likewise a star, was launched on bail last month
The allegations have split the movie fraternity, with one section hitting out at the vilification of the industry. Numerous well-known actors and filmmakers have been trolled over the allegations.
” I’ll be a liar if I state that this issue does not exist in our industry. It exists, much like every market. But everyone in every occupation is not involved in such problems. This is difficult,” actor Akshay Kumar said in October.
With input from ANI, PTI
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