Bengaluru: Kannada actress Sanjana Galrani, who was arrested earlier this week after the Bangalore police broadened her investigation into the illegal drug market, said on Thursday that she was being made a “scapegoat” in the case. In a video shot at a city hospital, he was seen having an heated argument with the authorities when he had to undergo a dope test, as he insisted it was his “fundamental right to say no”.
“I have done nothing wrong. I am losing my trust in the police. First they told the journalists that they will protect me. Now they are asking me to undergo this test. How do I trust them?” Kannada actress said.
“My lawyer has told me that I cannot choose to go through an examination .. It is my fundamental right not to say. You made me a scapegoat and brought me here … I have no role in this matter. My There is no evidence against me. I and I have done nothing wrong, “she is heard saying in the video as others in the room record arguments on their phone cameras.
Actress, who made her debut in a Tamil film ‘Oru Kadhal Sewer’ In 2006, the latter agreed to undergo dope testing.
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested three people from the city who were supplying drugs to singers and actors in the Kannada film industry, with the Central Crime Branch intensifying its investigation into the drugs scandal in Bengaluru. A total of nine people have been arrested so far.
Officials said that Sanjana Galrani was on the crime branch’s radar as her friend Rahul was an accused in connection with a drug case. Tuesday morning, Ms. Galrani’s house in Indiranagar was searched in Bengaluru; He was arrested hours later.
“There are many verticals. Drug use and abuse have not found any difference. All sections of society have joined it. As a government it is our responsibility to ensure that this threat is contained. The leadership of the Chief Minister. In, we are trying our best. Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Ashwath Narayan said earlier this week that it is best to break all types of vertical supply chains, sources and users.
Last week, Kannada actor Ragini Dwivedi was arrested hours after her house was searched. His bail hearing was adjourned for next week today.
CCB has also summoned businessman Prashant Sambharagi in the case.
A few weeks ago, Kannada filmmaker Indrajit Lankesh, brother of late activist-journalist Gauri Lankesh, appeared before the Crime Branch and shared information about the alleged use of drugs in the Kannada film industry.
“I am grateful that Kamal Pant (Bengaluru Police Chief) has taken this initiative. Whatever information I will give him and help him. I want this investigation to go ahead with our support so that our industry gets justice. It really is I am good. I welcome it. I want the industry to get justice and cleanliness. ‘