Sandalwood drug racket: CCB takes Ragini Dwivedi into custody after raids at her residence
After a three-hour search early on Friday at 3 flats belonging to Sandalwood actress Ragini Dwivedi by CCB sleuths, the actress was taken into custody for further questioning.
Bengaluru: The Central Crime Branch (CCB) has reportedly taken actress Ragini Dwivedi into custody after conducting a raid at her house in Bengaluru, in connection with the drug racket case.
As per TV9 Kannada report, six male and one female cop started the raid at 6:30 am today (September 4) at her house. Ragini Dwivedi was reportedly present at her house in Bengaluru. After a search operation, she has been taken to CCB headquarters for questioning.
CCB approached the court for a search warrant after Ragini Dwivedi changed her mobile phone yesterday. As soon as the court granted the warrant, CCB began its search operation.
Earlier her close aide Ravi Shankar was picked as he was allegedly involved in the drug racket in Sandalwood.
For the unversed, CCB had summoned Ragini Dwivedi and was asked to appear before the investigating team on September 3, but she couldn’t and confirmed that she will be present for questioning on Monday (September 7).
Filmmaker Indrajit Lankesh's statement to CCB about drug consumption in Sandalwood, cops have started investigating the matter to the core, to find out the actual link behind the whole drug racket.