Kannada actress Sanjjanaa Galrani has been arrested after the Bengaluru Police widened its probe into the unlawful drug market and its alleged hyperlinks with the Kannada movie business. The actor was questioned at present earlier than she was taken into custody, officers stated. He arrest comes days after the arrest of one other Kannada actress, Ragini Dwivedi, on drug-peddling fees.
“There are a lot of verticals. Drug use and abuse has obtained no distinctions. All sections of society have gone into this. As a authorities it’s our accountability to make sure this menace is contained. Below the management of the Chief Minister, we try our greatest to interrupt all form of vertical provide chain, sources and customers,” Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Ashwath Narayan stated.
Searches have been carried out on the Indiranagar residence of Ms Galrani this morning by the Central Crime Department of Bengaluru Police after getting a search warrant from a courtroom. She was taken to the workplace of the Central Crime Department for questioning earlier than her arrest.
Ragini Dwivedi was arrested on Friday after her residence was searched the identical morning. Apart from her, two individuals named Rahul and Viren Khanna have been arrested. Ragini Dwivedi is in police custody which was prolonged by one other 5 days on Monday.
Sanjjanaa Galrani was beneath the radar of the crime department ever since her pal Rahul, a realtor, was charged in reference to the drug case, officers stated.
Six individuals have been arrested within the medication case up to now. The police questioned Ms Galrani primarily based on the interrogation of an individual named Nayaz on Monday.
The police had on Thursday arrested Ravi Shankar, 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. He’s a clerk within the Street Transport Workplace.
In response to police, Viren Khanna is a giant catch. “He (Khanna) is the principle one that organises huge events the place medication are consumed. He was in Delhi and two CCB police inspectors had gone to Delhi and arrested him,” police officer Sandeep Patil had stated final Friday.
“Within the search at Viren Khanna’s home, together with different issues, one faux ‘police’ uniform was discovered with belt, cap, footwear and no stars,” Mr Patil stated at present.
Ms Galrani was born in Bengaluru. She made her movie debut in a Tamil film “Oru Kadhal Seiveer” in 2006. She has additionally acted within the Kannada movie “Ganda Hendathi”.
A few weeks in the past, Kannada filmmaker Indrajit Lankesh, brother of the late activist-journalist Gauri Lankesh, had appeared earlier than the crime department and shared details about the alleged use of medicine within the Kannada movie business. “I’m grateful that Kamal Pant (Bengaluru police chief) has taken this initiative. I’ll inform them no matter data I’ve and assist them. I would like this investigation to go nicely with our assist in order that our business will get justice. It’s actually good I welcome it. I would like the business to get justice and be cleaned up,” Mr Lankesh stated.
With inputs from PTI