Sandalwood drug probe: Vivek Oberoi’s home raided by CCB searching for Aditya Alva

Alva, who is the son of ex-JD(S) minister late Jeevaraj Alva and brother-in-law of actor Vivek Oberoi, is one of the prime accused in the drug case.

Written by October 15, 2020 14:28

New Delhi: Bollywood Actor Vivek Oberoi’s home in Mumbai was searched by the Bengaluru police today in connection with a drugs case allegedly involving his brother-in-law Aditya Alva.

“Aditya Alva is absconding. Vivek Oberoi is his relative and we got some information that Alva is there. So we wanted to check. So a court warrant was obtained and Crime Branch team has gone to his house in Mumbai,” Joint Commissioner Crime Sandeep Patil said.

Alva, who is the son of ex-JD(S) minister late Jeevaraj Alva and brother-in-law of actor Vivek Oberoi, is one of the prime accused in the drug case. He has been absconding since September 4, as per sources. Apart from Alva, Shivaprakash Chuppi, and Sheik Faazil – the prime accused in the case are reportedly absconding. As of date, 12 people have been arrested including actors Ragini Dwivedi and Sanjjanaa Galrani.

Sandalwood drug racket

The alleged drug racket prevalent in the Kannada film industry – ‘Sandalwood’ – came to light when deceased journalist Gauri Lankesh’s brother – Indrajit Lankesh – revealed the involvement of certain actors in the drug menace. He named two actresses who were allegedly not being interrogated due to the supposed political connections. Police sources claim that drugs being supplied through the ‘dark net’ were detected while raiding the places belonging to a few drug peddlers.