Sandalwood drugs case: CCB summons Congress leader's son, actor and TV anchor

Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS): In a bid to dig deeper into the drug scandal involving Sandalwood celebrities, the Central Crime Branch (CCB) of Bengaluru police has summoned Kannada TV anchor Akul Balaji, actor Aryann Santosh and son of Congress MLA R.V. Devaraj and Sudhama Nagar corporator R.V. Yuvaraj to its office on Saturday.

Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Sandeep Patil said in a statement that it was felt necessary for the CCB to question Akul Balaji, Aryann Santhosh Kumar and R. V. Yuvaraj.

"In the Cotton pet case we have gathered certain information and it was felt necessary to inquire about them. Therefore, we have issued notices to them to appear before the CCB tomorrow at 10 a.m.," the statement read.

Akul Balaji is a well known TV anchor and Aryann Santhosh is an upcoming actor.

The development comes after popular Kannada actor couple Diganth and Aindrita Ray were summoned just two days ago by the CCB police who are probing the case.

A photo of Aryann Santosh with actress Sanjjanna Galrani, who is in judicial custody in a drugs case, had gone viral on social media.

Reacting to the summons before the media, Aryann and Akul confirmed that they have received notices and they would cooperate with the CCB.

However, expressing surprise, Yuvaraj said that he was unaware how his name had cropped up in this case. "I do not know anyone of the accused arrested so far," he said.

Meanwhile, the CCB is also keeping a strict vigil on the ADJs, pub and resort owners and managers of the resorts and pubs where high-end parties are said to take place.

"Just a couple of months before this (Sandalwood) case came into the limelight, the CCB had busted a drug case allegedly involving DJs and their associates. Since then, we have been tracking a couple of suspected people. We will start calling such people for questioning in future if their links with this case are established," a senior police officer told IANS.

According to the CCB, cases have been registered against 15 people so far in this connection and nine people have been arrested including Kannada film actresses Ragini Dwivedi and Sanjjanaa Galrani.

Both Ragini Dwivedi and Sanjjanaa Galrani are in judicial custody in Parappana Agrahara Central Prison in Bengaluru.



Comment on this article

  • Paul, mangalore

    Sat, Sep 19 2020

    Good progress going on
    But why are they not enquiring BJP ministers Son / Daughters .
    Do you all think.these people are not in drugs ?

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Sat, Sep 19 2020

    Paul, let me ask a question in the same tone.
    Why they are not questioning they think you are not using drugs??? Don't you think my question is absurd??

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  • dk shetty, mangalore

    Sat, Sep 19 2020

    Its very well known in our country the ruling party can do anything whenever they want and wherever they want, my present party which is ruling , can do anything, however to set the records straight they must test sons/daughters of rich BJP legislatures, this will help in two ways

    1) Being a ruling party conducting tests on its own legislatures sons etc would be seen as being on equal footing
    2) If none are found from BJP bandwagon, then it would make BJP really a great entity and whatever they are doing must be seen as rightful thing.

    I also urge govt to ban all those joints in MP/UP/BIHAR where they sell bhang openly under govt sanctioned license. And catch hold of those nautanki swamis in Himalayas who are always high on ganja/Bhang in the name of religion bringing disrepute to our sanatana dharma.

    Lets be fair here,

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  • Harish Hegde, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 19 2020

    Well Shanker can i ask you in that bloody same tone do you drug also? the way you asked the question we feel the same they should question you also.

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  • Valson Mendonsa, Mangalore/USA

    Fri, Sep 18 2020

    After Covid-19 is.. all times bad... Per survey news.. Since Covid-19 virus started.... . Many things became LESS... that includes.. Drugs Consumption.....Business/Personal Cheat & Eat......LIES.... Mutual Trust Cheating.. Criminal activities....Bad Politics.. .etc....LIST goes on & on..& Probably ENDLESS...All Decrease..

    Many Job Loss is not a good things…

    BUT.. PRAYER Increased... Respect for Health care employees & others.. increased.... many good things are Increased..

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  • Sanjeevanna, PUTTUR

    Sat, Sep 19 2020

    gem sentences

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Fri, Sep 18 2020

    Its not only limited to sandalwood its more than that spread all over the COUNTRY thanks to the GOVT officials ! they bringing the AFRICAN nationals and even they allow them after their expiry of visa with free roaming around as bonus points. I feel pity those few scapegoats !!!

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