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Ragini Dwivedi Kannada Actor Arrested In Connection With Drugs Case

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Published on September 04, 2020 with No Comments

The police in Karnataka had intensified their investigation into a drugs scandal in Bengaluru after the Narcotics Control Bureau arrested three people from the city.

Kannada actress Ragini Dwivedi, whose home was searched on Friday morning for an investigation into drug abuse, has been arrested, the police said.

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

But police officers searched her home on Friday and took her to the CCB office in the afternoon to question her.

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

Besides, the actress, two people named Rahul and Viren Khanna were arrested, he said.

The police had earlier said arrested one K Ravishankar, who has links within the Kannada film industry, in connection with the drugs case and a court has sent him to police custody for five days.

The CCB had 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.

Ragini Dwivedi, whose family hails from Haryana’s Rewari, was born in Bengaluru. She made her debut in the movie Veera Madakari in 2009.

 

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