Sandalwood drug bust by the Central Crime Branch of Bangalore Police is getting uglier with each passing day. Actress Ragini Dwivedi is arrested in the connection with the case on Friday. The CCB questioned her for over 7 hours on Friday before arresting her. In a FIR, a friend of Ragini, and another friend of Sandalwood actor Sanjjana Galrani were named.
Fearing her arrest, Ragini applied for anticipatory bail, but the hearing was postponed to September 7. The application will be treated as regular bail. She is to appear before the judge via video conference. She is expected to remain in CCB custody till Monday at least.
Sandalwood Bust – How things got revealed
Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant said that CCB began probing when police seized a truck-load of marijuana in August. The accused named, a person Ravi Shankar, a clerk at the Regional Transport Office in Jayanagar. Ravi Shankar is a friend of actor Ragini Dwivedi. Ravi is accused of allegedly procuring drugs and attend high and rave parties in Bangalore.
Ravi Shankar on Thursday was questioned for six hours. The Police seized his cellphone and found photos and other evidence linked to the drug case. Ravi Shankar has also named Ragini and said he is connected to her. He named another foreign national who used to procure drugs from other countries and supply. He is to be arrested soon as well.
Ragini featured many Kannada, Tamil, Telegu, Malayalam, Hindi movies since 2009.
A friend of Sanjjana Galrani, named Rahul has also been arrested after an investigation. Rahul allegedly procured drugs from foreign countries and attended parties where several celebrities were also present.
As per the Bangalore Police Commissioner, the investigation has just started and more arrests can be made. Reports suggest many Sandalwood celebrities are under scanner for involvement in procuring, supplying, and consuming drugs.