Bengaluru drug case: CCB conducts searches at Ragini Dwivedi's residence

Bengaluru: The Central Crime Branch (CCB) of Bengaluru, which is probing the drug menace in the Kannada film industry, carried out searches at actress Ragini Dwivedi's residence in Bengaluru on Friday morning, police said.

"The CCB obtained the search warrant from a court," a police officer said.

According to police sources, a team of CCB sleuths reached Ragini's residence at about 6 am.


In the meantime, the police said they had arrested one Ravi, who had close acquaintances in the Kannada film industry, in connection with the drugs case and a court had sent him to police custody for five days.

The CCB intensified its investigation into a drugs haul in Bengaluru 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.

Filmmaker and journalist Indrajit Lankesh had given his statement to the CCB about drug abuse in Sandalwood.

He had also claimed that at least 15 people in the industry were involved in the drugs trade. Asianet Online