Bengaluru, September 8
In a excessive -profile drug racket case allegedly involving Kannada film stars and others, the Bengaluru Police City Crime Branch (CCB) has taken actress Sanajjanaa Galrani into custody and brought her to Police headquarters for questioning.
Based on info gathered within the final 4 days by CCB officers after the arrest of almost half a dozen individuals, together with Kannada actress Ragini Dwivedi, Galrani’s home located within the upmarket Indirangar locality in Bengaluru East was raided early Tuesday morning.
As a part of its ongoing battle towards drug menace within the state, the CCB had carried out raids and launched investigations to unearth the drug mafia’s hyperlinks with the regional film business, also referred to as Sandalwood.
Galrani acted in Kannada film ‘Ganda-Hendathi’, a remake of superhit Emran Hashmi and Mallika Sherawat starrer ‘Murder’ film, against the law thriller.
This is the second high-profile arrest after Ragini Dwivedi, who has been arrested for her alleged function in drug trafficking throughout high-end events organised in Bengaluru.
In a press release, Joint Police Commissioner (Crime) Sandeep Patil sadi: “After obtaining a warrant from a court, a search is being conducted at Sanjjanaa Galrani’s house regarding her alleged role in a drug case.” Sandalwood’s alleged hyperlinks with drug mafia began tumbling out after Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut alleged such hyperlinks of a piece of Bollywood biggies.
Joining the controversy, famous Kannada filmmaker Indrajit Lankesh, who was first to launch Bollywood star Deepika Padukone, had alleged that the drug mafia had gained roots in Sandalwood and that he had shared info with Joint Police Commissioner (Crime) Sandeep Patil final week.
Soon after, raids have been carried out on Dwivedi and people near her 4 days in the past and she or he was taken in police custody.
According to sources, Indrajit has allegedly given 15-20 names of Sandalwood stars, musicians, and technicians into medication and frequenting high-end events within the metropolis.
According to the City Police, the CCB had arrested Niyaz Ahamed, a local of Kerala, on Monday in a drug-related case involving Ragini Dwivedi.