Sandalwood drug nexus: Five pubs in Bengaluru were raided on Saturday night

  • | Monday | 5th October, 2020

The CCB has also issued a lookout notice for Aditya Alva, one of the men accused in the case. Aditya Alva is the brother-in-law of Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi. He is accused of funding promoters of private parties that were allegedly organised in the city. 

Five pubs in the city of Bengaluru were raided by the Bengaluru’s Central Crime Branch on Saturday in connection with the alleged drug racket in the Sandalwood industry.

“In the drugs case investigation, we found that generally drugs are taken in some pubs. So a warrant was obtained to search 5 pubs yesterday (Saturday) night,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime), Sandeep patil said. 

Investigators say that the managers and owners of these pubs are being questioned to determine whether they were in knowledge that drugs were being distributed.

The CCB has also issued a lookout notice for Aditya Alva, one of the men accused in the case. Aditya Alva is the brother-in-law of Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi. He is accused of funding promoters of private parties that were allegedly organised in the city. 

“Several parties were held at his resort in Hebbal. He participated in several of these parties too. He has been absconding since the CCB arrested the actors and party promoters,” a CCB official said. 

The Enforcement Directorate, meanwhile, is questioning actor Ragini Dwivedi and Sanjana Galrani at the Parappana Agrahara Central Prison.

The ED suspects alleged money laundering activities that the actors were involved in.



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