Intensifying its investigation into the Sandalwood drug case, the Central Crime Bureau of the Bengaluru City Police on Tuesday conducted raids on properties owned by Aditya Alva, brother-in-law of Bollywood Star, Vivek Oberoi and son of late former minister, Jeevraj Alva. Aditya Alva has been absconding ever since the police carried out raids on Sandalwood star Ragini Dwivedi's residence. She was on Monday remanded to judicial custody for 14 days and is in the Parappana Agrahara prisons on the outskirts of the city. Sandalwood Drug Racket: Ragini Dwivedi Sent to Judicial Custody, Sanjjana Galrani’s Remand Extended by 3 Days
The police said they are conducting raids on resorts owned by Aditya, where he used to allegedly organise weekend parties. Many film stars of the Kannada film industry are said to have taken part in these parties. According to the CCB, Aditya has named the fifth accused in this case. He hails from a highly influential family background. His late father, Jeevaraj Alva was considered to be one of the most powerful ministers and leaders of his time. He was regarded as the right-hand man of the late Chief Minister, Ramakrishna Hegde. What is Sandalwood Drug Case? Kannada Actresses Ragini Dwivedi, Sanjjanaa Galrani Among Prominent Names Arrested So Far
Check Out IANS' Tweet Below:
Intensifying its investigation into the Sandalwood drug case, the Central Crime Bureau of #Bengaluru City Police (@BlrCityPolice) on Tuesday conducted raids on properties owned by Aditya Alva, brother-in-law of Bollywood Star, #VivekOberoi & son of late former min, Jeevraj Alva. pic.twitter.com/9GBJHEaw0M
— IANS Tweets (@ians_india) September 15, 2020
The late Jeevraj Alva was known for his organising skills, besides his fund mobilisation skills, which are still recalled by his contemporaries from the erstwhile Janata Parivar. He was the man Friday of the Janata Parivar in those days. Aditya's mother, Nandini Alva too is a noted figure in the state. She is a renowned dancer and event organiser. She was one of the founding members of the Bengaluru Habba (Bengaluru Fest), which was launched during the then Chief Minister, S. M. Krishna's tenure between 1999-2004. This helped Bengaluru to showcase its cultural talent too. Besides this, Aditya is also the brother-in-law of Bollywood star, Vivek Oberoi.
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