The Bengaluru police raided the residence of Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi on Thursday in connection with the sandalwood drug scandal probe. The CCB officials were on a lookout for Vivek’s brother-in-law Aditya Alva and therefore raided former’s residence.
According to media reports, 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.”
According to IANS report, Aditya Alva has been absconding ever since the police carried out raids on Sandalwood star Ragini Dwivedi’s residence. She has been remanded to judicial custody and is in the Parappana Agrahara prisons on the outskirts of the city.
Alva, the son of former Karnataka minister Jeevaraj Alva has been accused in the Sandalwood drugs case involving supply of drugs to singers and actors in the Kannada film industry, also known as Sandalwood. Actors Ragini Dwivedi and Sanjjanaa Galrani were arrested in the case.
Aditya Alva is one of the prime accused in the case exposed by Kannada filmmaker and brother of slain journalist Gauri Lankesh’s brother Indrajit Lankesh in August last year. Alva has been absconding since September 4, as per reports. Shivaprakash Chuppi and Sheik Faazil who are also the prime accused are absconding.