Bengaluru: Home minister of Karnataka Basavaraj Bommai has said in a press conference that ED officials have been asked to check information from various sources in connection with the ongoing drug case.

The state Home minister said “Central Crime Branch (CCB) investigation will continue in Bengaluru; some accused are being presented before the court. I have instructed officials to take information coming in from all sources regarding the case seriously. Information from media reports should also be considered and investigated”.

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Speaking to reporters Bommai said that there is no question of letting people off the hook and officials have been told that comprehensive investigation should happen, and merciless strict action must be taken against those involved.

Basavaraj Bommai added “Drugs have financial aspects also and in most instances, there is suspicion that it will have a foreign connection, connection with those involved in various activities, hawala–so for detailed and thorough investigation, ED’s role is also important. They have collected information. ED will inquire into matters that come under their purview,” he said.

CCB police investigation into the case has led to several arrests including that of actresses Ragini Dwivedi, Sanjjanaa Galrani, and high-end party planner Viren Khanna, among others.

Meanwhile actresses Ragini and Sanjjnaa both have given their blood, urine and hair follicle samples for a medical drug test and their custody with the CCB has been extended until Monday.