Both Ragini Dwivedi and Sanjana Galrani, who were arrested in Bengaluru in drug scandal case, are said to be friends with many popular Kollywood stars. Hence, the police are probing their entire links spanning film industries.
Sanjana Galrani, whose residence was searched earlier on Tuesday and who was later taken in for questioning as part of the Sandalwood drugs bust case, has been formally arrested by the Central Crime Branch of Bengaluru police. She has been remanded to five days police custody.
The development comes in the wake of city police arresting actress Ragini Dwivedi for supplying drugs to people at high-end parties in the city.
Galrani was arrested at the end of a CCB raid at her Indira Nagar residence in Bengaluru on Tuesday, they said. She was taken to the CCB office for interrogation.
“After obtaining a search warrant from the court, the searches were conducted at Sanjjanaa’s house,” the Bengaluru Joint Commissioner of Police Sandeep Patil said.
The Kannada film circle has come under scrutiny for alleged drug use after the Narcotics Control Bureau foiled an international drug trafficking racket in multi-city raids in August. It was then that the arrest of a kingpin led the police and the NCB to find drug trafficking networks among the Sandalwood industry.
Sanjana was under the CCB’s scanner following the arrest of her friend Rahul Shetty. According to police, Rahul was involved in ensuring celebrity presence in high-profile parties and procuring drugs for them.