Kannada television host and actress Anushree is the latest celebrity to be summoned by the Mangalore Central Crime Branch in connection with the Sandalwood drug racket. The CCB has sent a notice to Anushree asking her to appear for enquiry. But, Anushree has denied CCB’s claims and said that she has not received any notice. She is currently in Bengaluru.
Reportedly, Anushree was called for questioning based on a lead from one of the accused in the ongoing case. Recently, Bollywood dancer and choreographer Kishore Shetty was arrested by the Mangalore CCB on September 19.
On investigating Kishore, the CCB officials got some information regarding other peddlers. The Sandalwood drug racket has rattled the Kannda industry, especially after the arrests of Sanjjanaa Galrani and Ragini Dwivedi.
Coming back to Anushree, she is one of the most famous anchors in the Kannada television industry. It is reported that she is one of the highest-paid anchors in the television sector.
Meanwhile, the hearing of bail petitions of Sanjjanaa Galrani and Ragini Dwivedi has been postponed to September 25. Ragini and Sanjjanaa have been lodged in separate cells and demanded books to read in the central prison in Bengaluru.
Following the two actresses, Kannada actor Diganth and his actress-wife Aindrita Ray were summoned by the CCB. They confiscated their gadgets to gather digital evidence. Diganth was called again for questioning.
The Narcotics Control Bureau arrested several peddlers in the last week of August. Based on a lead, the Central Crime Branch conducted raids at Sanjjanaa Galrani and Ragini Dwivedi’s houses in Bengaluru in September. The Bengaluru police have now nabbed more than seven members including peddlers and actors who consumed drugs. The peddlers were connected to top businessmen, actors and musicians from the Kannada film industry.