Drug Racket Probe: Sandalwood Actor Sanjana Galrani Arrested

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Actress Sanjana Galrani sent to 5-day police custody

Sandalwood Actor Sanjana Galrani Arrested

Bengaluru: After remaining in the drug racket radar for a couple of days, Sandalwood actor Sanjana Galrani was Tuesday arrested by the Central Crime Bureau and a local court remanded her to five days police custody.

Prior to her arrest, a CCB team searched her residence at the posh Indiranagar.

It was the arrest of her friend Rahul Shetty that led cops to Sanjana’s flat. According to police, Rahul was involved in ensuring celebrity presence in high-profile parties and procuring drugs for them.

Rahul and Sanjana, along with another Mangaluru-based party planner Pruthvi Shetty, were running an event management company. According to the police, the parties organised by this company were a hotspot of drug consumption and sales.

Other than Rahul, police have arrested another high-profile party planner Viren Khanna, alleged drug peddlers Loum Pepper Samba, Rahul Tonse, Prashanth Ranka and Niyaz in connection with the case. The police are still looking for Vivek Oberoi’s brother-in-law, Aditya Alva, who has been named as ‘accused number 6’ in the case. The prime accused and Ragini Dwivedi’s long-time friend Shiva Prakash is yet to be arrested.

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Sanjana is the second actor to be arrested after Ragini Dwivdi, her colleague in the Sandalwood industry, who was arrested on Friday.

Sanjana is a multilingual actor who has acted in over 45 films, predominantly in Kannada and Telugu. Her younger sister, Nikki Galrani, is also an actor who has acted in over 25 Tamil and Malayalam movies.

Meanwhile, the police, who have intensified the crackdown on narcotics trade in the past week, have found that food and product delivery boys were used as drug mules.

On Monday, police arrested two delivery agents of two hyper-local logistics companies for their alleged involvement in the drug-supply racket. Taking advantage of the fact that food and product delivery boys would not be checked by the police teams patrolling the streets, a few drug traffickers used these delivery boys to supply drugs to their clients. While many camouflaged the products as medicines, a few made extra payments to the delivery boys.

The delivery boys, who used to earn Rs 40 per delivery, were offered Rs 500 per delivery by the accused.

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