Sandalwood drug scam: FSL report confirms Sanjana, Ragini Dwivedi consumed drugs

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August 24, 2021

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Bengaluru, Aug 24: The Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) report has confirmed Sandalwood actresses Sanjana Galrani and Ragini Dwivedi had consumed drugs.

The Central Crime Branch (CCB) Chief Sandeep Patil has welcomed the FSL report. This report is very important as it gives leeway for the police to cancel the bail of the actresses and initiate an investigation into the drugs case afresh.

"This report will open up the chances of the police to cancel the bail given to the actresses and launch a fresh investigation. I urge the police to suo motu take up the investigation because it is not just about the consumption of drugs, but about procuring and drug peddling too," Prashant Sampargi, a plaintiff in the case stated.

"The actresses should be asked how they procured drugs. Consumption of drugs itself is a crime. There is an international cartel behind it. The drugs are being smuggled from Pakistan. This should be investigated because it is a matter of not only drugs but also a matter of India's security," he added.

Other accused in the case are Viren Khanna, Vaibhav Jain and others. Sivaprakash alias Chippi is accused number one and drugs dealer "Loom Pepper", who hails from Decar city of Senegal, is accused number four.

Yet another high-profile accused Aditya Alva, who is the brother-in-law of Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi and son of late Janata Party leader Jeevaraj Alva, was arrested from Chennai last year after giving a slip to the police for four months.

Alva was accused of allowing lavish drug parties thrown by another accused Viren Khanna to celebrities at his sprawling farmhouse on the outskirts of Bengaluru.

The confirmation of these actresses taking drugs comes just over a year after the issue had hit the headlines in the national media.

Last year, CCB police had arrested several celebrities including Ragini and Sanjana in a drug case. Ragini's blood and urine test had tested positive for consuming drugs.

Further, the hair follicles of Sanjana and Ragini's were also sent to the Metrology Laboratory, Hyderabad for testing in September last. This was the first time that a hair follicle was sent for testing.

Ragini was granted bail by the Supreme Court, while others were granted bail by Karnataka High Court.

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September 2,2021

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Popular TV and film actor Sidharth Shukla died at the age of 40 on Thursday. He was brought dead to Cooper Hospital, forensic department head Dr R Sukhdeve said. 

Since the news of his demise, an outpouring of grief and condolences has flooded the internet. He found immense fame after winning Bigg Boss 13.

After hearing the unfortunate news, a number of celebrities and colleagues of Sidharth took to social media to pay their tribute. Comedian Kapil Sharma tweeted, “Oh god, it’s really shocking n heartbreaking, my condolences to the family n prayers for the departed soul. Om Shanti.” Kriti Kharbanda wrote, “No words. This is just heartbreaking.”

Hailing from Mumbai, Sidharth Shukla made his acting debut with the Hindi TV show Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na in 2008. He got his first major breakthrough after starring in the Colors TV show Balika Vadhu. 

This was followed by his stint in several reality TV shows, such as Khatron Ke Khiladi, India’s Got Talent and multiple seasons of Bigg Boss. He was the winner of Bigg Boss 13 and recently appeared on Bigg Boss OTT with Shehnaaz Gill.

Besides Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar, Bhuj actor Ajay Devgn also tweeted on Sidharth Shukla's untimely death.

He wrote: Life & death are both baffling. But when someone as young as #SidharthShukla passes away with suddenness, one is very sad... Condolences to his family. RIP Sidharth 

Salman Khan, who hosted Bigg Boss 13 which Sidharth Shukla won, has expressed his shock at latter's death news. He tweeted: Gone too soon Siddharth.. u shall be missed. Condolences to the family .. RIP

Sana Khan broke down while talking to media about Sidharth Shukla. She said that she couldn't believe the news and checked multiple times on Google. She added, "I am still in shock. I cannot believe, this has happened. God, lease give strength to his family. He was such a nice human being and that's why he won Bigg Boss 13."

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September 8,2021

Mangaluru, Sept 8: Dancer Kishore Shetty, who is a key accused in drug case, has claimed that Kannada's star anchor Anushree too used to consume drugs along with them at parties.

“Anushree used to take drugs while practicing dance during rehearsals of a reality show,” he said.

In last September Anushree was questioned in connection with a drugs case involving dancer-choreographer Kishore Aman Shetty. Anushree, who appeared before the police, was interrogated for three-and-a-half hours.

Anushree had told the probe team that she knew Tarun Raj, a close friend of Shetty, who is also an accused in the drug case, for the last 12 years. He had done dance choreography for her for six months.

The anchor said she had no links with Tarun Raj on drug use and had not attended any party with him, the sources added.

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September 9,2021

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Mumbai, Sept 9: The Bombay High Court on Thursday dismissed the plea filed by actor Kangana Ranaut seeking quashing of the criminal defamation proceedings initiated against her by a court here based on lyricist Javed Akhtar's complaint.

High court judge, Justice Revati Mohite Dere, who had on September 1 reserved her order on the plea, said the applicant's (Ranaut's) petition "stands dismissed".

Ranaut, through her counsel Rizwan Siddiquee, had challenged the defamation proceedings that were initiated by the Andheri Metropolitan Magistrate's court earlier this year, saying that the court had failed to apply its mind to the case.

Akhtar's counsel Jay Bharadwaj, however, told the high court that the magistrate had directed for the police inquiry after going through the lyricist's complaint and excerpts of Ranaut's interview, in which she had made the alleged defamatory comments. Akhtar had filed the criminal complaint against Ranaut in November last year before the Andheri metropolitan magistrate for allegedly making defamatory and baseless comments against him in a television interview given to journalist Arnab Goswami.

In December 2020, the court directed the Juhu police to conduct an inquiry into Akhtar's complaint against Ranaut and then initiated criminal proceedings against her, and issued summons to her in February this year. 

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