Bengaluru: The Hyderabad Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL), has sent back hair follicle samples of Sandalwood actresses Ragini Dwivedi and Sanjjanaa Galrani due to improper packaging.

It is reported that the hair follicles must be packed in a silver foil while being sent to the lab, however the CCB sleuths in Bengaluru packed the hair follicles in plastic covers.

While there were speculations that this could lead to delay in investigation and could be an easy escape for Ragini and Sanjjanaa, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Sandeep Patil clarified that it would not affect the investigation.

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Speaking to Asianet Kannada Sandeep Patil stated that the hair follicle tests were additional tests and the CCB already has enough evidence against Ragini and Sanjjanaa.  

Sandeep Patil stated, “Ragini, Sanjjanaa and others have not been given bail because the CCB has enough evidence. A blood sample is enough to do the drug test, but we did the additional hair follicle test to do a better a study”.

Sandeep added “Hair follicle samples have not been given for drug tests in the state before, and this is the first time; there was a technical error on our part which is why the samples were sent back. However, it was an additional test, and it will not affect the investigation”.

The Joint Commissioner added that “The CCB’s investigation does not stand on the hair follicle reports, we have enough technical evidence and witness reports against the accused, which is why they have still not got bail”.