Sat. Sep 19th, 2020
Sandalwood drug scandal: Bengaluru Police arrests Kannada actress Ragini Dwivedi, two others


In the newest improvement, the Central Crime Branch (CCB) wing of the Bengaluru police, which is probing the drug menace in the Kannada movie field, on Friday arrested movie actress Ragini Dwivedi along with two extra individuals, police mentioned. “Ragini Dwivedi has been arrested and taken into custody,” Bengaluru Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Sandeep Patil mentioned in a statement.

In addition to, the actress, two people today named Rahul and Viren Khanna have been also arrested, it mentioned. Khanna is the key man or woman who organises major events the place medication are consumed. He was arrested from Delhi and taken into 4 days of police custody.

Earlier, the police performed a raid at the residence of the preferred Kannada actress. The officials reportedly seized Ragini’s cell phone and laptop. She was at first interrogated at her residence but later on taken to CCB workplace for additional inquiry.

On September two (Wednesday), the CCB officials summoned Kannada movie industry’s established actress Ragini Dwivedi and she was named for the questioning. Even so, she did not seem in advance of the CCB on Thursday, expressing her inability to com due to incredibly minor time in hand. But she sent her attorney on her behalf and later on tweeted about it, promising to lengthen all the help of the police in this situation.

Ragini had sought time from the police by way of her counsel. On September three (Thursday) evening, the CCB officials also arrested a man or woman named Ravi. 

In accordance to sources, the CCB has sent summons to a couple of extra famed Kannada movie personalities, which has not still been officially confirmed. But it is clear that as the investigation progresses, strings connected to the sandalwood field (Kannada movie field) and the alleged drug racket will be busted. 

The sandalwood field drug scandal came to the limelight just after Kannada filmmaker and late journalist Gauri Lankesh’s brother, Indrajit Lankesh created startling claims of figuring out lots of tricks of the connection among medication and Kannada movie celebs. 

Quickly just after Indrajit Lankesh’s statement, the Bengaluru police came into action and the Central Crime Branch (CCB) wing of Bengaluru interrogated him for all over two hrs. The CCB officials stated that ‘Indrajit Lankesh described some outdated incidents as properly as exposed names of some people today associated to the field. Whilst he has not still presented any proof, in this situation, we are providing him time to existing the proof. The CCB will now investigate this matter in a legal method.”

Later on speaking to the media, Lankesh mentioned that he has offered 15 names to the CCB which are straight or indirectly associated to the drug scandal. Meanwhile, CCB has also stepped up its investigation in the situation. 



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