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Sandalwood drug case: FSL reports confirm accused consumed banned substance

In connection to the Sandalwood drug case, a development has taken place as the Bengaluru police received a 10-page FSL report. The report confirmed that the accused persons whose hair follicle samples were sent to Central Forensic Laboratory in Hyderabad were found positive for drug abuse. Popular Sandalwood actresses Sanjjanaa Galrani and Ragini Dwivedi were among the arrested persons in this connection last year.

Sandalwood drug case: FSL reports confirm accused consumed banned substance-ycb
Bengaluru, First Published Aug 24, 2021, 6:16 PM IST

Bengaluru's drug deal case in which celebrities and Sandalwood personalities were arrested in September 2020 has taken an interesting turn with the FSL report confirming drug abuse.

Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Kamal Pant speaking to the media confirmed that the Central Crime Branch has received the FSL report. The report has confirmed that the accused persons were involved in the banned substance abuse.

The CCB police had arrested 12 persons in this connection last year, subjected a few to a hair follicle test following the lead about them consuming drugs. 10 months after the hair follicles were given for the test, the results are positive.

The commissioner said that this is a good development and CCB has done an investigation in a very scientific way. Now with this FSL report, it will help police in using this report during the trial in the court.

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The police last year had busted a 'drug in parties' case in Bengaluru and outskirts and the investigation into that led to the arrest of party organiser Viren Khanna. The CCB sleuths also arrested actress Ragini Dwivedi and Sanjjanaa Galrani after both refused to reply to the summons notice.

Both the actresses claimed innocence during their stay at remand home and later were sent to jail. After a few months in jail both managed to get condition bail.

The investigation officers then collected their hair follicles along with other accused persons in the presence of government medical doctors and the samples were sent to Central Forensic Laboratory in Hyderabad.

It is said that police have already filed a 2,500-page preliminary chargesheet and with this 10-page FSL report now, would file an additional chargesheet.

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