Sandalwood drug nexus: Lookout notice issued against Vivek oberoi Brother-in-law

  • | Tuesday | 22nd September, 2020

Earlier, filmmaker and journalist Indrajit Lankesh, while giving his statement to the CCB on the Kannada film industry drug scandal, claimed that at least 15 people in the industry were involved in the drug trade.

The Central Crime Branch (CCB) police, investigating the involvement of sandalwood stars in the drug mafia of the state, has now issued a lookout notice against Aditya Alva, son of late minister Jeevaraj Alva and the brother-in-law of Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi, and film producer Shiva Prakash.

Aditya has been absconding since the commencement of the investigation. There are reports that he hasn’t left the countries and hiding somewhere in India only. CCB had also, recently, raided his residence in Hebbal, North Bengaluru. He is among the 12 accused in the Sandalwood drug scandal.

The CCB intensified its investigation after the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested three persons from the city, who were allegedly supplying drugs to singers and actors in the Kannada film industry, also known as “Sandalwood”.

Meanwhile, the bail petition of Kannada actress Ragini Dwivedi and Sanjjanaa Galrani in the Sandalwood drug case will be heard by an NDPS Special Court on September 24.

Ragini and Sanjjanaa were remanded to judicial custody in Parappana Agrahara Central Prison in the city. Ragini was arrested by the CCB police on September 4, Sanjjanaa was arrested on September 8 after the police raided their residence.

Earlier, filmmaker and journalist Indrajit Lankesh, while giving his statement to the CCB on the Kannada film industry drug scandal, claimed that at least 15 people in the industry were involved in the drug trade.



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