Kannada Actress Ragini Dwivedi Arrested For Using ‘Banned Drugs’

Bengaluru: The Karnataka Central Crime Department (CCB) has arrested actress Ragini Dwivedi for alleged use of banned medicine within the Kannada movie trade, police mentioned on Friday.

“We have arrested Ragini to investigate her alleged involvement in the use of banned drugs and her links with drug peddlers after questioning her day-long,” Bengaluru Joint Commissioner of Police Sandeep Patil advised reporters right here.

Earlier on Friday, seven CCB sleuths, together with a lady police inspector, raided her flat at Yelahanka within the metropolis’s northern suburb with a search warrant from an area court docket to seek out out if banned medicine have been saved in her home.

“Ragini will be produced before a magistrate after medical check-up for her custodial interrogation into her use of narcotic substances at rave parties in the city over the months,” mentioned Patil.

“We have booked Ragini under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act,” CCB assistant commissioner of police Ok.P. Gowtham advised IANS.

In a associated improvement, the CCB additionally arrested in New Delhi Viren Khanna, an accused within the medicine case for organising events for celebrities.

“Khanna is being flown to Bengaluru from Delhi by our inspectors Sridhar Pujar and Lakshmikantiah,” mentioned Patil.

With the arrest of drug peddlers Ravi Shankar on Thursday and Rahul Shetty on Friday, the CCB has taken four individuals into custody in reference to the abuse of banned medicine like marijuana, hashish, cocaine and cannabis at rave events of celebrities, together with actors of Sandalwood because the Kannada movie trade can also be identified.

Ragini, 30, entered the movie trade along with her debut film ‘Veera Madakari’ in 2009 and gained recognition for her stellar position in movies like Kempe Gowda, Ragini IPS, Bangari and Shiva.


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