CCB arrests Kannada actor Sanjana Galrani in Sandalwood drug case

South India

Galrani was arrested at the end of a CCB raid at her Indira Nagar residence, early this morning. She was taken to the CCB office for interrogation. 

The Central Crime Branch probing the drug abuse in the Kannada film industry, conducted a search at actor Sanjana Galrani's house in Bengaluru for her alleged involvement in the case.

"CCB team conducted the search at actor Sanjana Galrani's house in Bengaluru after obtaining a warrant from a court", said Sandeep Patil, Joint CP crime.

According to the media report, Galrani was arrested at the end of the raid and taken to the CCB office at Chamrajapete for interrogation. 

Sources said that Sanjana's house was raided following information revealed by other accused already in the case.

Earlier, her friend Rahul was booked in the drug case. SInce then Galrani was under the scanner of CCB

The development comes in the wake of city police arresting actress Ragini Dwivedi .

Ragini was arrested on Friday. The CCB alleged that the actor attended high-end parties and allegedly consumed drugs in those parties

On Monday,  Dwivedi, was produced by Central Crime Branch Bureau (CBB) via video conference before the Ist Additional Chief Magistrate at around 2 am, with a plea for her custody for 10 days. After hearing both sides, the court allowed 5-day custody.

The CCB on Monday also arrested a man named Niyaz, for allegedly supplying drugs to these parties. Niyaz, who is originally from Kerala, had settled in Bengaluru five years ago

Kannada filmmaker Indrajit Lankesh, a couple of weeks back, had appeared before the CCB and revealed information about the use of drugs in the Kannada film industry. 

The Sandalwood drug racket was busted in Karnataka on August 21 and many drug peddlers were arrested. 

A diary was also obtained in which the names of at least 15 film celebrities were mentioned. This led to the arrest of Ravi, Ragini’s friend, after which the CCB found out the actor’s connection in the drug case.

With inputs from Agency and media reports

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