Kannada actress Ragini Dwivedi, whose residence was searched on Friday morning for an investigation into drug abuse, has been arrested, the police stated.
The Central Crime Department (CCB) had served a discover to the actress on Wednesday, asking her to depose earlier than them on Thursday, however she despatched a group of attorneys in search of time until Monday.
Nevertheless, the police raided Ms Dwivedi’s residence early this morning after getting a search warrant from a courtroom and took her to the CCB workplace within the afternoon to query her, an officer stated
Later within the night, in a press release, Bengaluru Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Sandeep Patil stated, “Ragini Dwivedi has been arrested and brought into custody.”
Apart from, the actress, two folks named Rahul and Viren Khanna have been arrested, he stated. With this, 4 folks have been arrested within the case.
The police had earlier stated arrested one Ok Ravishankar, who has hyperlinks throughout the Kannada movie business, in reference to the medication case and a courtroom has despatched him to police custody for 5 days.
In line with police, Viren Khanna is a giant catch. “He (Khanna) is the principle one that organises massive events the place medication are consumed. He was in Delhi and two CCB police inspectors had gone to Delhi and arrested him,” Mr Patil stated.
Ok Ravishankar, often known as Ravi, a clerk within the Street Transport Workplace, was arrested on Thursday whereas Rahul, a realtor, was taken into custody on Fruday, Bengaluru police commissioner Kamal Pant stated.
Each of them went to high-end events continuously and procure medication from international nationals, he stated, including that the 2 have been peddlers and customers.
The actress was in shut contact with Ravi, the police chief stated.
In line with Mr Pant, police have began the second stage of investigation based mostly on their revelations and accordingly different folks have additionally been known as for questioning.
The CCB had intensified its investigation into a medicine scandal in Bengaluru after the Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) arrested three folks from the town, who have been allegedly supplying medication to singers and actors within the Kannada movie business.
The scandal comes amid allegations of drug use surrounding the dying of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June.
Ragini Dwivedi, whose household hails from Haryana’s Rewari, was born in Bengaluru. She made her debut within the film Veera Madakari in 2009.
She shot to fame for her position in Kempe Gowda, Ragini IPS, Bangari and Shiva.
(With inputs from PTI)