Bengaluru Central Crime Branch (CCB) have reportedly obtained a court search warrant and raided actor Vivek Oberoi’s house based on a tip-off that they received suggesting that Oberoi’s brother-in-law Aditya Alva was hiding in his sister, Priyanka Alva Oberoi’s house.
DNA India reveals that in a recent development in the Sandalwood drugs case, the CCB of the Bengaluru Police on Thursday raided Oberoi’s house in Mumbai in pursuit of his brother-in-law, one of the prime accused in the drug trafficking case who has been absconding since the 4th of September, 2020.
Earlier this year in August, filmmaker Indrajit Lankesh exposed the Sandalwood drugs racket and reportedly named at least 15 people in the Kannada film industry who were involved in drug trafficking. Alva, Shivaprakash Chuppi and Sheik Faazilis were a few of the prime accused in the case. The drug racket is suspected to supply recreational and party drugs to Sandalwood actors, children of VIPs, students and others.
In addition to Kannada actresses Ragini Dwivedi and Sanjjanaa Galrani, over twenty drug peddlers, event organisers and others have been arrested in the investigation so far. The CCB is investigating the drug abuse case after the NCB (Narcotics Control Bureau) arrested three people hailing from Kerala in Bengaluru, who were supposedly supplying drugs to Kannada film actors and singers last month.