Bengaluru: The Central Crime Branch police here are closely looking at some top-end flats in the capital city that were used either to host late-night parties wherein drugs flowed freely or were used as a storehouse to distribute the drugs to various people.
Most of these flats have high security in place.
The move came after six of the accused arrested in the case reportedly confessed that many parties they attended took place in such flats. Based on information from the accused, police have drawn up a list of the flats. “We will take the accused to these flats for further investigation,” a police officer was quoted in the media.
Most of the parties were strictly on an invitation basis and were restricted to 30 people. Only celebrities and cherry-picked affluent were invited to the parties that usually went on till the small hours of the morning the next day.
“These parties were held even during the Covid-19 lockdown in the city. We’ve collected information about such parties and the places where they were held. The place where the party would be hosted would be revealed to the invitees only the previous night through WhatsApp. They maintained secrecy to avoid being caught by police,” the officer was quoted.
Meanwhile, after throwing tantrums for the past few days, actors Ragini Dwivedi and Sanjjanaa Galrani cooperated with their interrogators as they were told by legal experts that their tantrums would be used by the police against them when their bail plea comes up Wednesday.
The two Sandalwood actors reportedly gave details to police on how they came in contact with event organisers Viren Khanna, Rahul Thonshe, Aditya Agarwal and Sheik Fazil.
While the first three are in police custody, the police are on the lookout for Sheikh Fazil who allegedly worked for a casino in Sri Lanka and liaised with customers in Bengaluru.
Police say he is a drugs peddler and had supplied contraband to celebrities. His family members have admitted that he is a manager with a casino in Sri Lanka and used to host actors from Sandalwood at the casino. He was paid for his services.