Bengaluru Police raided actor Vivek Oberoi’s Mumbai residence on 15 October in connection with the sandalwood drug scandal probe. Earlier, the police had raided former Karnataka minister late Jeevaraj Alva’s son Aditya Alva, who is the brother-in-law of Vivek Oberoi. The cops serached the residence and left after two-and-a-half hours. The team came here in search of Aditya Alva, who is being probed in a drug case.
On 15 October, two inspectors from CCB Bengaluru began the raids at Vivek Oberoi’s house around 1 pm. The raids were conducted over his ties with Aditya Alva, who is absconding and is being probed in the drugs scandal case.
Bangalore additional commissioner said, “Aditya Alva is absconding. Vivek Oberoi is his relative and we had information that Alva is present there. So we wanted to check, a court warrant was obtained and the CCB team has gone to his house in Mumbai.”
The Bengaluru Police official said that they were assisted by the local police in Mumbai. The official further said, “He may know his whereabouts. So this action was taken. Raid is still going on.”
So far, actors Ragini Dwivedi and Sanjjanaa Galrani have been arrested in the case. Judicial custody of Kannada actors Sanjjanaa Galrani and Ragini Dwivedi have been extended till 23 October by the special NDPS (Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) court in Bengaluru.
Kannada actors Ragini Dwivedi and Sanjjanaa Galrani are among 15 arrested in the case. Other names include rave party organiser Viren Khanna and realtor Rahul Thonse.
A five-acre property near Bengaluru’s Hebbal Lake owned by Aditya Alva’s mother Nandini Alva was raided last month. Investigators suspect drugs were consumed at parties organised at the sprawling property that includes a swimming pool.
The Bengaluru scandal emerged even as allegations of drugs use in Bollywood, which popped up in the investigations into actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death in June, were being investigated by the Narcotics Control Bureau.