Bengaluru: Actress Ragini Dwivedi was arrested on Friday by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) of Bangalore, which is investigating the alleged substance abuse and business in the Kannada film industry, along with two more people. police gave this information.
“Ragini Dwivedi has been arrested and kept in custody,” Bangalore Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Sandeep Patil said in a statement, adding that apart from the actress, two people named Rahul and Viren Khanna Has also been arrested. Police arrested another person Ravi Shankar on Thursday. In this way, four people have now been arrested in this case.
Police sources said that earlier the CCB had conducted a raid on the actress’s residence located on Friday morning. Sources said that in the afternoon the actress was taken to the CCB office and questioned in this regard.
Patil said, “He (Khanna) is the main person who used to organize big parties and provide drugs. He is in Delhi and two CCB police inspectors went to Delhi and arrested him. ”He said that he has been taken into police custody for four days.
“The CCB has obtained a search warrant in this regard from the court,” said a police officer. According to police sources, a team of CCB reached Dwivedi’s residence at around 6 am.
The CCB had issued a notice to the actress on Wednesday and asked to appear but Dwivedi had sent a team of lawyers to seek time till Monday. Police then instructed the actress to appear before them on Friday.
Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant told reporters, “So far two people … Ravi and Rahul have been arrested in this (narcotics) case.” We have registered a case at the Cottonpet police station. ‘
The city police commissioner said that Ravi, a clerk in the Road Transport Office, was arrested on Thursday while another person Rahul was detained today. The police chief said that the actress was in touch with Ravi.
In response to a question about a raid on Gini Dwivedi’s residence, Pant said that the matter is under investigation. Meanwhile, the police said that a court sent Ravi to police custody for five days.
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested three people from Bengaluru, who are accused of supplying narcotics to singers and artists from the Kannada film industry (also known as ‘Sandalwood’ to the Kannada film industry). After this, the CCB started a thorough investigation in this matter.
Filmmaker and journalist Indrajit Lankesh has recorded his statement with CCB regarding the use of narcotics in Sandalwood. He told that at least 15 people of the film industry here are involved in the drug-related business.
Dwivedi was born in Bengaluru while his family hails from Rewari, Haryana. She appeared in Sandalwood in 2009 with the film ‘Veera Madakari’. At the same time, he got fame from films like Kempe Gowda, Ragini IPS, Bangari and Shiva.