The Bengaluru police have registered FIRs against 12 people following investigations into the drug racket by some well-known personalities from the Kannada film industry. On Friday, the police had raided the residence and subsequently arrested Ragini Dwivedi a famous Kannada actress.
Shivaprakash who is said to have produced a few movies, in which Ragini had acted as the heroine has been named as the A1 (or the lead accused), Viren Khanna who was arrested in Delhi and flown to Bengaluru on Friday night has also been named as one of the 12 accused.
The other people named in the FIR registered in Cottonpet police station include, Prashant Ranka, Vaibhav Jain, Aditya Alva, Simon, Prashant Babu, Ashwin, Rahul Tonse, and Vinay apart from a Sengalese national Loum Pepper. The Sengalese national is said to have been the main supplier of drugs.
They have been charged under various sections of IPC including 120b (criminal conspiracy) and Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances act of 1985 under sections 21, 21C, 27A, 27B and section 29.
However, interestingly neither Ravishankar a government RTO (regional transport office) employee said to be close to Ragini nor Rahul Shetty a real estate businessmen who have been detained have been named in the FIR. Police sources told HT that interrogation of both of them are “ongoing and there are many layers to this”.
The bail plea of Ragini is sch