Bengaluru, Jan 12: Central Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths, investigating the drug scandal involving sandalwood actors and others, nabbed the sixth accused Aditya Alva, who had been absconding for the last four months, on Monday night in Chennai.
Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Sandeep Patil confirmed the arrest on Tuesday.
Aditya Alva is the son of former Karnataka Minister Jeevraj Alva, a staunch follower of former Chief Minister late Ramakrishna Hegde and he is also brother-in-law of bollywood actor Vivek Obroi, whose house was raided by CCB while they were searching for him in October last. Aditya Alva is the sixth accused in the case of the drug mafia unearthed in Karnataka in September 2020.
A senior officer said that his passport details showed that he had not travelled abroad after the case was registered against him. The CCB had issued a look-out notice for him.
Aditya will be produced before the Special court and police custody will be sought since he has to be questioned in connection with the case registered against him.