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Kannada actor Sanjjanaa Galrani arrested in sandalwood drug case

The actor's house was raided earlier in the day in connection with its probe into the drug peddling case. She was later taken to CCB headquarters for questioning.

Written by Darshan Devaiah BP | Bengaluru |
Updated: September 8, 2020 7:21:13 pm
Sanjjanaa Galrani, House Raid, SandalwoodGalrani — who made her debut as a lead actor with Ganda Hendathi (2006)— was arrested by the Central Crime Branch on September 8 (Facebook/Sanjjanaa Galrani)

Kannada Actor Sanjjanaa Galrani was arrested by the Central Crime Branch of Bengaluru police Tuesday in connection with a drug peddling case involving Sandalwood actors. According to CCB police, Sanjjanaa has been taken into police custody for five days.

The actor’s house was raided earlier in the day in connection with its probe into the case. She was later taken to CCB headquarters for questioning. A team of CCB sleuths, including women officials, had reached Galrani’s residence at Indiranagar in East Bengaluru after obtaining a search warrant from a court.

According to CCB sources, Sanjjanaa came under police scanner after her close friend Rahul Thonshe was arrested a few days ago. Searches at her house were carried out based on Rahul’s statement.

Sanjjanaa has acted in Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu movies and is known for her role in the Kannada film Ganda Hendathi.

So far, the police have arrested six people including Kannada film actor Ragini Dwivedi, Niyaz, Ravi Shankar, Rahul, Viren Khanna, and Loum Pepper Samba, a suspected drug peddler, in connection with the case. The CCB police has also seized fake police uniforms from Khanna in connection with the case.

According to police, Viren Khanna organised parties where drugs were consumed. He was arrested by CCB police on September 4 from Delhi.

On Monday, First Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court in Bengaluru extended by five days the police custody of actress Ragini Dwivedi, who was arrested last week.

Filmmaker and journalist Indrajit Lankesh recently gave his statement in this regard to the CCB. He claimed that at least 15 people in the industry were involved in the drugs trade.

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