BENGALURU: Sleuths of the Central Crime Department, probing an alleged drug peddling racket with Sandalwood (Kannada movie business) hyperlinks, arrested actor Ragini Dwivedi on Friday night. Two occasion managers had been arrested earlier within the day. “We’re arresting Ragini in […]
“We’re arresting Ragini in reference to the continuing drug scandal. Because the matter is beneath investigation, we can not reveal extra,” JCP (crime) Sandeep Patil mentioned.
Ragini was arrested beneath Sections 21(b) and (c) and 22(c) of the Narcotic Medicine and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985. The sections prescribe punishment as much as 20 years and a high-quality of as much as Rs 2 lakh for contraventions like manufacture, possession, sale, buy, transport and use of manufactured medication and psychotropic substances.
Ragini, who was subjected to medical assessments at Bowring Hospital and later produced earlier than a court docket by way of video-conference, was remanded in police custody for 3 days.
Police alleged the opposite two arrested males — occasion managers Viren Khanna and Rahul Tonse — had been distinguished drug peddlers.
Tonse was arrested on the CCB workplace right here the place he had been introduced for questioning. Two inspectors flew to Delhi on Friday morning and arrested Viren Khanna there. These three arrests take the overall within the case to 4. On Thursday, Ragini’s buddy Okay Ravi Shankar, an RTO clerk, had been arrested.
“It is a huge community of drug peddling and consumption. There are folks like Viren Khanna who organise high-end events the place medication are consumed. Celebrities and others, like actress Ragini, go there and devour medication. There are suppliers like Ravi Shankar and Rahul who provide medication purchased from different peddlers, largely foreigners,” Patil mentioned.