Kannada Actor Ragini Dwivedi arrested in connection with drug case

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Kannada Actor Ragini Dwivedi (Image tweeted by @srivatsayb)
Kannada Actor Ragini Dwivedi (Image tweeted by @srivatsayb)

New Delhi : Kannada Actor Ragini Dwivedi's home was searched on Friday over her alleged connection in a drug abuse case, she has been arrested, the police said.

The Central Crime Branch (CCB) had served a notice to the actor on Wednesday, asking her to depose before them on Thursday, but she sent a team of lawyers seeking time till Monday.

However, the investigating team took a search warrant and landed at her home on Friday morning.

Later in the evening, Bengaluru Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Sandeep Patil said, "Ragini Dwivedi has been arrested and taken into custody."

Two other people Rahul and Viren Khanna have also been arrested in the case.

According to police, Viren Khanna is a big catch. "He (Khanna) is the main person who organises big parties where drugs are consumed. He was in Delhi and two CCB police inspectors had gone to Delhi and arrested him," Mr Patil said.

The CCB has intensified its investigation into a drugs scandal in Bengaluru after the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested three people from the city, who were allegedly supplying drugs to singers and actors in the Kannada film industry.

The scandal comes amid allegations of drug use surrounding the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June.