Cocaine case: Actor Shine, others granted bail

The Kerala High Court granted bail to young Malayalam film actor Shine Tom Chacko and his four friends, who have been arrested in connection with seizure of cocaine.

Shine and his friends/models from film industry Blessy Sylvester, Reshma Rangaswamy, Tinsy Babu and Sneha Babu had been in judicial custody since their arrest on February 1 from a flat owned by Muhammed Nisham, who had hit a security guard with his Hummer. A tip-off after the arrest of Nisham had helped the police raid the flat in Kochi.

Later, the police arrested Nigerian national Okowe Chigozie Collins, who had supplied cocaine to Reshma Rangaswamy, a costume designer for film industry.

On Monday, the police submitted the charge sheet against the actor and five others. The charge sheet said the accused persons were involved in the business of selling cocaine for night parties.