Chennai: In a fresh development in the Sandalwood drugs case, actor Vivek Oberoi’s brother-in-law Aditya Alva was arrested by officials of the Bengaluru crime branch from Chennai on Monday night. Aditya, who is the son of late Janata Party leader Jeevaraj Alva, is accused number six in the Sandalwood drug case and had been absconding for months.
“Aditya Alva, who was absconding for over four months was arrested on Monday night. We were involved in a continuous operation to arrest him. We received a tip that he was in Chennai after which a team arrested him,” Joint Commission of Police (Crime-1), Sandeep Patil was quoted as saying by The News Minute.
Aditya Alva was arrested from a resort located between Chennai and Mahabalipuram.
CCB sources said that the investigators were tracking mobile phone locations of persons close to Aditya Alva and that they had compiled a list of people, who he was in contact with regularly.
Sources said CCB Inspector Puneet received information of his whereabouts after which an operation to arrest him was planned and carried out.
The Central Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths have brought Aditya Alva to Bengaluru and he is currently being questioned at the CCB’s office in Chamarajpet in Bengaluru. Police sources said that he would be produced before the special court for NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) cases later in the day.