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Sandalwood Drug Case: CCB Raids Former Karnataka Minister’s Son’s Bungalow

Bengaluru: The Central Crime Branch of Bengaluru on Tuesday, raided the bungalow of Aditya Alva, son of former minister and late Jeevaraj Alva of Karnataka for drug abuse.

The crime branch was investigating the drug abuse case in Karnataka which also involve Kannada film actors. Aditya has been accused in the case was missing soon after the CCB agents launched the search operation against the drug haul in Bengaluru, especially targetting the ones who arrange rave parties, as reported by PTI.

The cases have been registered against 15 alleged people so far and nine have been arrested by the police, according to sources.

The CCB in a statement said, “search warrant obtained and searches being conducted at Aditya Alva’s house near Hebbal called ‘House of Life’.”

The bungalow raided by the police is spread across four acres and it is allegedly used by Aditya Alva to organise the rave parties.

The police have arrested in the case which includes the film actors- Ragini Dwivedi, Sanjanaa Galrani, RTO clerk BK Ravishankar, Viren Khanna, who is a party organiser, and realtor Rahul.

The First Information Report (FIR) was filed by ACP K.C. Gautham. The accused have been booked under various sections of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, and 120 B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for the purchase, possession, distribution and consumption of the banned drugs at rave parties.

The name of other 12 accused in the FIR are- Shivaprakash, Ragini Dwivedi, Veeren Khanna, Prashanth Ranka, Vaibhav Jain, Adithya Alva, Loum Pepper, Prashanth Raju, Ashwin, Abhiswami, Rahul Thonshe and Vinay.

The case was taken up by the Central Crime Branch after the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested three people including a woman who was carrying a huge cache of synthetic drugs. They were allegedly supplying them to the actors and other members of the Kannada film industry.

Aditya Alva is the son of minister Jeevaraj Lava and danseuse Nandini Alva. He is also the brother-in-law of Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi.

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