In the early hours of Friday, September 4, the Central Crime Branch (CCB) of Bengaluru carried out a search operation at actress Ragini Dwivedi's residence in connection with the drug racket case in Kannada film industry. According to reports, the raid happened around 6.30 AM this morning at Ragini's house with six male cops and one female cop. Post the search operation, the CCB officers have reportedly taken Ragini Dwivedi into custody for interrogation. It is said that the actress was summoned by the CCB on September 3, to appear before them, but instead she sent her lawyers stating that she received the summon in short notice.

She assured that she would appear in front of them on Monday, September 7. However, the CCB approached the Court and obtained a search warrant to search Ragini's residence on September 4. Recently, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested a few drug peddlers from Bengaluru who were allegedly providing drug supply to notable actors and singers from the Kannada film industry. The CCB also arrested a person, identified as Ravi who was a friend of Ragini. Will Ragini be found guilty is something that we will have to wait and watch.

The drug racket case in the Kannada film industry has created a huge buzz among the netizens and we will have to wait for a few more weeks to get a clear picture. Meanwhile, Kannada filmmaker Indrajit Lankesh who is known for making films like Thuntata, Monalisa and Aishwarya, made a shocking claim that he knows of people in the industry who are involved with drugs.

For the uninformed, Ragini Dwivedi is a popular actress who works primarily in Kannada cinema. After making her debut as the female lead in Kichcha Sudeep's Veera Madakari, Ragini Dwivedi acted in films like Shankar IPS, Kempegowda, Aarakshaka, Shiva, Ragini IPS, Parapancha, Adyaksha in America, etc. She also acted as one of Jayam Ravi's (Narasimha Reddy character) pair in Samuthirakani's directorial, Nimirndhu Nil.